Facebook launches The Friend Game
Bob Trahan is a long time Facebook employee and one of the first very first users. He posted an article of Facebook’s blog yesterday saying that he has been moonlighting on a pet project for a while and he wanted to share a few words to explain what the project is about.
” I’ve been moonlighting on a pet project that I hope will inspire my friends to scour my profile with the same passion I put into creating it. Or at least it will make them laugh as they wonder, “Who is this clown who listed ‘Living in the future’ as one of his activities?” I also think everyone could use something fun right now, so I took the time to finish this, and we’re releasing it now for you to enjoy.
The game is very simple – a trivia question, five friends to choose from, one correct answer, and the clock is ticking. As always, this maps to your privacy settings, and since only your friends are involved, the actual content is protected by your Limited Profile privacy settings. If you uncheck ‘Personal Info,’ the friends on your Limited Profile list will never see you in the game.
For now, there is no running score. My hope is the game will serve as the basis for more meaningful social interactions. Sooner or later, you’ll learn something interesting about a friend, or end up getting a trivia question about an inside joke or shared experience. When that happens, there’s no reason not to drop the game and go interact with your friends.”
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