I don’t know what’s been going on with the Facebook application “FunWall” in the past couple days. I got about a dozen messages forwarded from people – some of them were the same message being forwarded multiple times by the same person. Some of them consisted mainly of a semi-pornographic scribble and a message telling people to forward it and see what happens.
Now, I’m not going to name any names, but I think the people that forwarded this should be kind of ashamed. Because if you think about this for a moment, there are basically three options of what could happen when you forward this:
- Nothing at all happens. You’ve just forward a semi-pornographic image to all your friends and colleagues.
- Something mildly unexpected happens, and it is also pornographic. I hope it was exciting enough that it was worth having shared it, indiscriminately, with all your friends and colleagues!
- Haven’t you seen Japanese horror movies? Or even a remake? Or even just a trailer for a remake of a Japanese horror movie? Do you really hate your friends and colleagues so much that you want them all to be killed by a demonic pornographic funwall message???
To be fair, I’ve also seen some indications that FunWall was somehow tricking people into inadvertently forwarded messages, so perhaps I should cut my contacts some slack. Who knows, maybe I even sent it out myself, without realizing it! That doesn’t really explain the people that sent it multiple times, though.
I’ve now removed that FunWall application and blocked it. There’s no real benefit to it, and there’s too great a risk of accidentally sending people something I didn’t even want to see in the first place.