Is The New Viral Facebook Status Game Safe?
I love sports and the outdoors. But I also find enjoyment when I’m sitting in front of my computer and checking on my Facebook account. Facebook and other social media websites are great tools to show people’s creativity. People creativeness led to the creation of random fun including status games that went viral.
Before, there was a trend involving a riddle and changing profile photos into a giraffe. But now, a new Facebook trend has emerged. It’s a Facebook status game that went viral. In fact, I became part of it.
I was looking at my friend’s profile and saw that she posted:
“I forgot to wear my underwear today” on her timeline. I paused for a moment smiling.
After seeing that post, my brain made me think a lot of things that’s why I clicked on “Like”. After that innocent “like” on my friend’s status, I suddenly became part of it.
I searched the web about this game and found out that it’s actually popular. This viral game goes like this. Your friend will have an interesting status on their timeline which is intriguing enough for you to like it. Once you press the like button, you’re now part of the game.
Your friend who posted the status will send you this message: “The person who likes/comments has to choose one of the following to post on his/her timeline“.
1. I’ve been in 42 relationships,
2. I think I like someone, what should I do?
3. My mom arranged me for a blind date,
4. Someone invited me to be a prostitute, what should I do?,
5. I forgot to wear my underwear today,
6. I am going to confess, support me,
7. I still love my ex
8. We are getting married in a few days.
Note: you should not explain anything, just post and leave it for at least a day”
I wonder what the purpose of that game is. Was it made purely for fun?
Is there a hidden agenda behind it?
There were reports about the giraffe game that says it’s a hoax and there’s a hidden agenda behind it. According to the reports, it was used by the hackers to gain access to people’s accounts. Hackers may also wipe their computer files and bank accounts of those who played the giraffe game.
Honestly, my involvement on the new Facebook status game scares me. I don’t know if it’s safe. It’s true that social media websites are made for our advantage. But sometimes they can be really scary.