So how many Facebook friends have you zapped lately for Burger King’s whopper? About 231,116 Facebook friends got the axe from their presumed friends in this social network as of this writing.
It’s not as if Burger King is after our own heart by helping us maintain our cool and sanity as we obsess our relationships in the social networks. This weird Burger King ploy was cooked up to counter the flurry of new year resolutions of weight loss and healthy lifestyle. All one has to do is to download a Facebook application called Whopper Sacrifice, proceed to delete 10 of your Facebook friends, and voila – Burger King will send you a free coupon for a whopper. For a publicity stunt this is a bit entertaining all right.
My own experience with Facebook doesn’t give me the itch to try this gimmick. Of course, I had irritating encounters with a couple of my friends there. But this I ascribe to my temperament – perhaps I was not fit for human company at that particular moment. Nothing major as to cut off any of them. If it comes to that point when one has to make a clean break, the sensible thing is just to remove the friend from the list.
Of course, when you are sufficiently provoked it’s tempting to opt for the Whopper Sacrifice. The beheading of course will be duly noted on Facebook: so and so has deleted (insert creep’s name) for a whopper. Poetic justice. Sweetness. But you get to delete nine others whose social blunder maybe as innocuous as sporting a tasteless avatar and stuffing your inbox with irritating banter. There’s the rub.
For what it’s worth this is your chance, folks. Whopper, anyone?If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!