This is not how a service works when its developers actually want it to succeed.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Malcolm Gladwell himself is behind this.
My favorite one:
Of course no Balliol man could think of eating a fellow Balliol man.
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So if I want to pay nothing, I can get it in one day. Or I could pay nothing and wait four or five days for it. And for those people who insist on paying for something that’s free, there’s the option to pay $15 for it to take twice as long, or $7 for at least three times as long.
I want to be a fly on the wall in the conference room where they come up with this.
Because this is one of my absolute favorites, and apparently it does, and it’s trippy and weird.
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One star review: “Can’t believe I wasted money on this crap. I use this mug every day and want to rate it 5 stars but it still doesn’t support Google Buzz. Emailed the developers 5 times already! Will update this review once they add it.”Marco Arment, developer of my beloved Instapaper – and, before that, of Tumblr – made this mug based on a real user review. The moral: don’t ever make the mistake of listening to what users say they want.
Summary: this status is a chain letter, and if you don’t like Facebook’s terms of service, go vote to have them changed or stop using the site.