Facebook numbers game has people raising awareness about themselves
Just when you thought the cartoon craze was dying out, news streams all over Facebook have another mystery: "#4 You broke my heart. To this day I still think about you." "#51.2 You always make me smile. I'm so glad you're in my life."
If it raises anything, it's raising awareness about your true feelings for your friends. The premise is simple: To start the game, someone tells everyone to send them a private message with any number they choose. Then the person can post a public message to that person using the number. Everyone will see the message, but the only two people who know what it's about will be the original poster and the person who chose that number.
It has all the makings of a smash-hit trend: It plays off people's love of finding out secrets about themselves. It has the mystery to make people wonder what they're missing out on. And requires little effort.
It has taken off within the past week. Urlesque thinks the game got its start on Twitter, though it has only exploded in popularity once it made the move to Facebook. However, some users are beginning to find the game wearying:
| December 8, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
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