You know too many people are addicted to Facebook when even road signs have to warn people to pay more attention to what they’re doing. I’m sure we’ve all noticed people walking down the street paying far more attention to what’s happening on their Facebook Newsfeed than what’s happening on the street right in front of them. I’ve read countless stories about people running into other people and other things because they weren’t watching where they were going. The funniest story I’ve heard regarding this dilemma, though, centers around a woman who was so concerned with her Facebook account that she walked right off of a pier and fell into Port Philip Bay in Australia. Nothing like a little cold water to awaken the senses!
Hayward, a town in California, is dealing with the “Facebooking and Walking” in a pretty unique and clever way – they’re putting warnings on some of their road signs. (They might work if those who are glued to their Facebook will look up from their phones and read the signs). The signs, designed by a fellow by the name of Frank Holland, say: “Heads Up. Cross The Street. Then Update Facebook.” And I have to admit – they look pretty good. Whether anyone will see them or not is still up for debate, though.
Has anyone ever ran into you while they were looking down at their phone? (Or, have you ever ran into anyone while doing the same thing?) Do you think these signs will have any kind of an effect on the population? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
[Image via Daily Mail]