There are many great ways to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11 if one chooses to do so. This morning, I watched a bit of the World Trade Center memorial service on the local cable station NY1 where I heard the name of a college friend who was killed.
Once I got to the office, I got an email alert saying, "You’ve been SuperPoked!" with the text, "____ has remembered 9/11 with you. Check it out!"
What?! This same app lets you take any number of virtual actions with friends, like blowing a kiss, or b!*$% slapping (that’s how they write it) or throwing an octopus (yes, that’s a real one).
I’m all for people choosing to remember or even not remember the tragedies in any way that best suits them, but I was surprised to see the imagery for the 9/11 remembrance SuperPoke. With the backdrop of the American flag, it shows a sheep (the application’s mascot) bowing its head before a candle, with a clip from "God Bless America" playing in the background.
This one pokes me the wrong way. What about you?
Am I too uptight about this? Does it also irk you in some way?