Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun with Facebook

A few days ago I started seeing the following message on a ton of the status updates:

IT IS OFFICIAL. IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON, IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED



I didn't even bother to look this one up on urban legends. I tried to explain to some of the

people posting this message that Facebook gets revenue from advertising and games and not

from subscriptions, but the messages kept coming.


So naturally I did the only thing I could do -- I had fun. 



IT'S OFFICIAL, UNLESS YOU SEND $10 TO RICK WATSON, YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS WILL THINK YOU WERE ABDUCTED BY ALIENS.


I can tell you it got a comment or two, some of them really funny.  


Y'all have a great week.
R

17 comments:

  1. Brilliant Rick!

    Love,
    Lola

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  2. Nice one! I can't believe that message is doing the rounds again!

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  3. Good retort, I guess. I rarely visit FB anymore so I never saw the message you are mentioning . I'll have to check out my FB page and see if it's there. Thanks.
    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  4. Don't tell me it's not true. I was so hoping that maybe tomorrow morning it would be true and all of us would be off facebook. Oh well. But I like your idea even better.

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  5. Very funny! well done Rick.

    I've deleted my fb account this week - finally got really sick of the constant changes to get around people's privacy settings.....

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  6. I shut my account down at FB and went over to Google+. I gotta tell ya'... all those redundant fear-enhancing requests to copy/paste being nowhere around... WOW. Has it been nice!!!

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  7. Can i copy paste it and change the name to JJROD'Z?

    Funny one against Prof. Watson!..

    JJrod'z

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  8. I quit Facebook awhile ago. I just couldn't think of things to post any more. I do feel I get to know people better on Blogger.

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  9. I do not have Face boring account.I never had..
    Interested to hear how many people got scared from your message and paid up.If you do not answer me in 2 days I will assume you escaped to bermuda(not the triangel one):)

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  10. You cad!! :-) Take care
    x

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  11. Good for you. Why do people believe the airhead things sent to them?

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  12. I cancelled my Facebook account last week.

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  13. :D and here's how a friend responded to such status:

    From tomorrow fb will put a nude pic of yours and ask you to confirm whether it is you . So better put it now it self before fb does!

    Go ahead paste that piece of crap also on to your wall.
    Wait! I forgot to mention, this piece was confirmed in the news also! Hurry!


    :)

    Best
    Chintan

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  14. Love it! Going back to that first status, it always amazes me how some people are so easily taken in!

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  15. I have tagged you for the 7x7 links challenge if you would like to participate. Info on my blog.

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  16. I actually deleted my own FB account...I wasn't abducted...atleast I don't think I was? Hey, I did notice a few holes in my head that weren't there before...

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