Codebreaker

Facebook question goes viral

John Moe Apr 18, 2011

It’s getting harder to tell a post from a spam from a hack on Facebook lately. Case in point, a new question that has been sweeping through the service. A Facebook user named Heather Marie Hollingsworth posted a question on Facebook (using their newish Quora competitor) saying she was cleaning out her Facebook friends list and do you want to stay? Thing is, if you answer, the same question gets posted to your OWN feed and then YOUR friends are feeling compelled to answer it, at which point it spreads further. This is all by design with Facebook, they want you to see this new questions feature and they want you to use it. But dang, I’ve seen this one question a million times already and it’s pretty freaking obnoxious.

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