Facebook Bans 'Social Roulette' App

May 14, 2013 -

Facebook has blocked an app that lets users play a game of "Russian Roulette" with their Facebook account. The social suicide game was a little too over the top for Facebook, apparently. Like the real-world game involving a gun with one bullet in it, the app gives participants a one-in-six chance of deleting their Facebook account. Social Roulette was brought to the attention of Facebook by an automated system that deals with "negative user experience."

The Social Roulette website says the app may suit people "looking for the opportunity to start fresh" or those "just seeking cheap thrills at the expense of your social network."

"Everyone thinks about deleting their account at some point, it's a completely normal reaction to the overwhelming nature of digital culture," the site notes.

While the program's makers admit that permanently deleting a Facebook account is challenging, it will do its best to "completely remove all your posts, friends, apps, likes, photos and games before completely deactivating it."

Delightful.

Source: BBC

 

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