Friends For Sale: Like a Fraternity on Facebook!
Sorry for the cheap stab at the student greek community. Wait, no I’m not. That’s a lie. I totally meant it. So, there’s an application on Facebook, the popular online social site that lets people from different universities, work places, and all of oblivion connect with one another, whether you like it or not – and it’s called “Friends for Sale.” It works exactly like it sounds. Everyone who signs up can both own people and be owned.
You have a value, expressed in dollar amounts, and you get money for having your “pets” (friends that you own) bought away from you, for inviting people to join, and you can spend that money on buying more “pets.”
Each person’s Friends For Sale profile contains a “wall” for people to write on, lets you buy them, shows how much they’re worth and how much money they have currently. You can also “poke” a pet, even if it’s not yours. If you have pets, you can make them do stuff to other pets (mean, and nice things).
Each person also has a fun nickname that only the current owner can set. I have bought many of my friends’ friends and renamed them to “ACQUIRED FOR DAVE’S PET ARMY.” I’ve been bought and sold so many times that my value has been driven up, and now I’m kind of expensive to purchase. Which probably means I’ll get bought less often – since I’m not cheap people should only buy me now when they think I’m worth it. Hooray for an online site validating my self-esteem.