New Facebook app judges which of your friends to dump
Facebook has launched a new app that can accurately predict which of your friends you will fall out with, to an accuracy of a week and a half.
‘By comparing profile information, smiley face usage and posts about their horoscope, we can tell you which people you might as well cut dead now,’ said Mark Zuckerberg. ‘It can be very time-consuming ignoring people you worked with six years ago or met at a cousin’s wedding, but if one of your friends is caught ‘liking’ a crisp flavour, posts one too many pictures of their kitten or updates their status to say they bought Take That tickets, we can ‘unfriend’ them in a blink of an eye.’
Facebook is now looking to take the app further. ‘Once we have a comprehensive list of people you wouldn’t piss on if they were on fire, we can sell that data to advertisers. Nothing is more likely to make you buy a new laptop than a banner showing your friend Malcolm’s ugly children crying on a camping holiday.’Click to send this story to a friend
Posted: Dec 13th, 2011 by waylandsmithy
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