The button that made the Internet bonkers


We all know the sheer amount of people on the Internet online at a given time. That number is enormous. So enormous that even a tiny little clock couldn’t complete 60 seconds without someone pressing a tiny button, resetting it back. It has been going on like this since 1st of April when some people over at Reddit decide to come up with this idea and named it The Button.


The concept was simple: they wanted to see how long would the clock keep on resetting. And to add a little bit of fun to this, each Redditor that has created an account before April 1, would have only one chance to press the button. And when they do, Reddit saves the remaining time on the button’s clock and assign it as a flair to their account on The Button subreddit. Cherry on top is the flair has become a sort of a representation of your class on Reddit. Say, you were impatient and pressed the button as soon as you could, you’d be awarded a blue flair which is the indication of you being the third-grade citizen of that subreddit. Consequently, the further you wait, the elitist flair you’d get. How long have people waited you ask? Well, at the time of writing of this post, the least amount of seconds left on image

the clock were 31 which resulted in a prestigious yellow flair. And there has only been 17 of such instances. There has been many speculations about orange and red flairs as the time approaches towards zero but nobody has ever seen those around.

So, do you have what it takes to get a yellow flair? Maybe an orange one or a red one perhaps?

Basit Saeed

Passionately a software developer, Basit Saeed considers himself a person who believes in software and social media being the change agents of 21st century. He is a techy, a gadgets freak, and loves playing with code whenever he can. He tweets at @basit_saeed.


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