Jilara (jilara) wrote,

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Is Facebook about to Do It Again?

I haven't figured out if this message, making the rounds of Facebook in people's postings, is a hoax or actually real. I'm just cynical enough to think it could be real. (Further comments after message.)

Attention all Facebook membeRs.
Facebook is recently becoming very overpopulated,
There have been many members complaining that Facebook
is becoming very slow.Record shows that the reason is
that there are too many non-active Facebook members
And on the other side too many new Facebook members.
We will be sending this messages around to see if the
Members are active or not,If you're active please send
to other users using Copy+Paste to show that you are active
Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks,
The user will be deleted without hesitation to create more space,
If Facebook is still overpopulated we kindly ask for donations but until then send this message to all your friends and make sure you send
this message to show me that your active and not deleted.

Founder of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
Now, would you post a chain letter in an attempt to cut down use of bandwidth? (Or, if you were an Evil Hacker, would you attempt to use something like this as a way to crash Facebook? If so, my congratuations to the Evil Genius behind it.)

And if it's real, what an amazing way to winnow out the user base! Send something like that out to a site that's primarily college students, right before the holidays, when just about everyone is likely to be on the computer less. Delete accounts for refusing to participate in a chain letter. Piss people off so badly that they leave and vow never to return, especially if their account was deleted? I can hardly wait to see how this one plays out, whether it's real or not! (It does have that Nigerian letter sort of style of writing, which makes me think it could be some hoaxster, but it positively makes me giggle at its sheer impudence, all the same!)

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