Looks like a whole lot of people think a Whopper is worth more than 10 friends. Since Burger King introduced the Whopper Sacrifice application on Facebook, which gets you a coupon for a free whopper if you de-friend 10 people from your profile, almost 250,00 have found themselves dropped for a burger.
Now, Facebook has suspended the application. They say it is temporary and due a violation of certain privacy terms but it seems to me that they just weren’t very pleased to have so many people de-friended.
This raises the more important question – if 25,000 people are willing to drop 10 friends for a burger what would it take for someone to drop Facebook altogether? What if Ford offered you a car if you canceled your Facebook account completely?
On a side-note, “de-friended” is a pretty terrible Web 2.0 word…