We’ve all seen those social media posts about being inspired by overworking in terrible conditions or how “people just don’t want to work anymore”. Those are colloquially known as “cringe posts”.
The truth is that writing viral social media content is hard, especially on LinkedIn. You need to be professional yet engaging, know your audience, and not seem out of touch. Established thought leaders know this. And growth marketing influencer Tom Orbach, who created Viral Post Generator — an AI content-creating tool I’m testing today — is no exception.
AI cringe posts
The Viral Post Generator tool does just that — it generates viral LinkedIn posts using AI and NLP. But the twist is that you control not only the inputs but also the level of “cringe”.
The tool asks you two questions: “What did you do today?” and “Inspirational advice”. It also asks you the cringe level, which you can set on a scale from “low” to high”. I tested the Viral Post Generator on my mobile and desktop. Here’s a mobile phone recording of me creating an AI low-level cringe post in the app.
Here’s a post with a medium level of cringe. My inputs in the Viral Post Generator were “I signed a big contract” and “Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback”.
And here’s my post with the highest levels of “cringe”. My inputs for this were “I wrote a proposal” and “Listen to your client’s needs”.
It seems that the medium and high levels of “cringe” aren’t too different judging from the Viral Post Generator’s NLP algorithm. In both cases, it used the “I saved someone’s life” as an attention-grabbing line and the rest was pretty much the same, except for my input. With low-level cringe, it was a bit more creative and it actually looked like a LinkedIn post by a real influencer.
Overall, the Viral Post Generator tool is pretty cool and funny, if you’re a fan of cringe posts. But I wouldn’t recommend it to thought leaders or social media freelancers who write LinkedIn posts for such leaders.
Photo credits: The feature image has been taken by Pongtorn Hiranlikit. The screenshots and video used in the article have been taken by the author for TechAcute.