This page is the best-kept secret of the entire ‘Humans of’ series. Heck, maybe of the entire internet. Humans of Trolleybuses (Humans of Trūlai) offers a glimpse into the funny side of Lithuanian public transport, and it’s really colorful, too. Extravagant clothing, questionable luggage, they feature it all.
The creator of the page, Rokas Stasevičius, said he started it after one memorable encounter. Rokas was taking a trolleybus when one of the passengers, a drunk, was smoking inside of it, singing chanson songs and, after being kicked out of the vehicle, waved Rokas goodbye with a smile on his face. This pretty much sums up what content to expect from Humans of Trolleybuses.
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
For the most part, Humans of Trolleybuses relies on its community. “At the height of the page’s popularity, it was receiving about 15-20 submissions per day,” Rokas told Bored Panda. “To decide if a particular picture is worth a post, I’m trying to figure out whether it would enrich social media or trash it. At first, I consider the originality of the photo/video. It can’t be a repost or something lame in general as the idea behind the project is to create unique, independent content that isn’t toadying to anything or anyone.”
“Ideally, the photo/video makes up for about half of the entire gag. The other half is the caption, so, the more interesting and abstract the image or recording is, the more freedom there is to create a captivating caption.”
“The best captions usually come spontaneously, during the first viewing of the submitted material,” Rokas added. “If you’re overthinking it, it might end up too complex, forced, and only you and a couple more people can understand it. I don’t have one rule on how to craft the perfect caption, I just try to feel it out, make it something that compliments the picture/video without overpowering it.”
Today is also a tougher period for Humans of Trolleybuses. Rokas attributes the lower number of submissions and posts to the transition the page is making from Facebook to Instagram. “I believe that it’s only a matter of time before the project becomes what it recently was.”
He thinks that many people are drawn to Humans of Trolleybuses probably because they relate to the trolleybuses themselves. “It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable or slow they are. People sympathize with them and people need quality content which can also be funny.”
Remember stuart little? this is him now. feel old yet?
When the other girl wears the same dress on prom as you
When she used to call me on my cellphone
Not sure how to feel on this one
Meanwhile in Klaipėda
>you’re not hungry
>this baba asks you if you’re hungry
>what do you do?
If it’s stupid but it works, it ain’t stupid
Dobby is no longer a free elf, he has a master
How do you see yourself in 20 years?
Wonder woman – Vengeance of Trolleybuses
“Shine bright like a trolleybus”
Summertime sadness begins
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