Facebook bans 'social suicide' app Social Roulette

By Shawn Knight
May 14, 2013
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  1. Facebook has blocked an app that offered users a one in six chance of deleting their entire account. Known as Social Roulette, the app was designed to mimic Russian Roulette where a single bullet is loaded into the cylinder of...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,192   +445

    What a silly app. When I disabled my account I made sure to use a fully-loaded extended clip. "Click" was the last thing I wanted to hear.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,018   +683

    Silly is right... sounds like some bored devs got drunk one night and didn't have anyone sober around to tell them how dumb this idea was.

    Regardless, I'll bet FB put a stop to it mostly because they didn't want to deal with the customer support issue of people wanting their profiles restored after they found the hard way that this app really worked.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    That is so stupid lol.
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  5. That's funny. Nothing wrong with the app in my opinion, but it would be as stupid to play as it is to play the Russian version.
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    Really? You think that it is just as stupid to play "Facebook Russian Roulette" than would be in real life?

    THAT is interesting... Deleted your Facebook account is equal to deleting your life... amazing how sucked in people get into the digital world... and I thought I was THE computer geek who sat around all day playing Minecraft. geez...
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,105   +223

    Heck, no type of suicide is guaranteed.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    Developing an Anti-Facebook Application, sounds like something I would develop if I had the skill.

    Maybe Zuckerburg should rethink this and make this the only way to delete your account. We already know Zuckerburg doesn't want you leaving Facebook. Making deletion a 1 in 6 chance of success seems to me would be right up his alley.
    davislane1 and learninmypc like this.
  9. I wish that Zuckerberg would play Russian Roulette, for real.

    With 6 bullets.

    And a lama.
    LukeDJ and learninmypc like this.
  10. Denxnis

    Denxnis Newcomer, in training

    This is genius lol.
  11. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    I'd fire six times and say goodbye to those stupid facebook games.
     


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