Social Networks

Goon in 60 Seconds

Click speed dare ends in trouble for the fast and curious

It’s one of those things that takes you back to good old adolescence, when a dare was all it took to kill that time before “something really cool actually happened” or before one of those annoying school tests. For some of us, it was something as simple as eating 50 stomach inflaming red hot chili peppers, while others may have taken various other “pain for the sake of fun” untrodden paths.

Now get this: it’s teen dare 2.0. time!

Pretty cool, huh? What are friends for but a good ID checkup…mind, you, a [cracked] one! Now, if I ask you what the next step is, I’m pretty sure you’ll all say: “click!”. Right you are, countless times. Just take a look at the true dare that lies beneath this friend’o’meter:

As you can see, there’s quite a lot of social engineering fuel thrown onto this pile of soon to be grayed out blind Likes:

  1. An avatar that’s designed according to what appears to be a twisted flavor of logic: you’ve got the word FAKE set against the Facebook symbol. Instead of running like hell from this obvious trap, you are apparently so caught up in this fake friend showdown business that you keep going.
  2. A security test against the clock. Now, that’s a first!
  3. A 60 second time limit that’ll bring Angelina and the boys onto stage.

When all of this is done, nothing (good) happens. You won’t know who your true friends are, but you’ll know everything the owners of the pages you’ve just blindly liked want to tell you. That’s 77 subscriptions to as many fountains of eternal spam at best.

The same daredevil scam drops the fake friend act and simply throws down the CLICK gauntlet. And that’s how you collect 72 blind likes from each valiant duelist:

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About the author

Ioana Jelea

Ioana Jelea has a disturbing (according to friendly reports) penchant for the dirty tricks of online socialization and for the pathologically mesmerizing news trivia. From gory, though sometimes fake, death reports to nip slips and other such blush-inducing accidents, her repertoire is an ever-expanding manifesto against any Victorian-like frame of thought that puts a strain on online creativity. She would like to keep things simple, but she never does.