Sunday, December 8, 2013

Facebook Games That Make You Look Bad

When you see a Facebook friend post a message that seems bizarre, crazy, or provocative, it may not be a real expression of the person, but a "game" they are participating in.

This "game", where you have to choose a statement and post it as a status update, is a malicious, sadistic attempt to cause trouble for people. People are actually getting fired for posting such things, as I noted in a warning about a previous incarnation of this "game."

A police officer posted one of these messages, in his case it was about hitting and killing a dog with his vehicle, then dumping it in the woods. People took the message seriously. The cop got reprimanded and came close to being fired.

Even a seemingly "funny" statement, like "There's a raccoon in my bedroom", is a lie. All you accomplish is getting your friends and family upset or worried about you. Is this something you want to do? Why would you want to post something untrue?

Notice the instruction "you have to play and you can't tell anyone it's a game." This is a form of social engineering, to command people to do things that are not in their best interests. In the long run, it will decrease the credibility of your Facebook updates, and Facebook in general.

WARNING: Your children, parents, real life friends, employers, future employers, law enforcement, etc. are reading your Facebook updates. DO NOT let anyone chump you out and persuade you to post nonsense.

Here is the latest rendition of the "game" that lures people into posting stupid or controversial messages on their FB wall.


It's a game sorry. TAG YOU ARE IT!!! You fell into the trap. This is a game. The person who likes/comments has to choose one of the following to post on his/her timeline.

1. I confess: I like porn.

2. I wish Obama could run for a third term.

3. I cheated on my ex.

4. I tried smoking crack today.

5. I just fell in vomit at McDonalds.

6. I quit my job today.

7. There's a raccoon in my bedroom!

8. Where can I buy used sex toys?

9. I think I'm changing gender.

10. I'm pregnant.

You have to play and you can't tell anyone its a game. I can't wait to see what you choose.


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