The Fakebook Experiment

I'm a fraud

Taking a chance…or am I?

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Man…I’m a smart ass. That little exchange I just posted – I feel like anyone paying attention would say to themselves….MAN THAT IS……(ME)…..what the hell are you doing (ME)? I can’t believe my friends don’t realize it’s me. Am I about to be busted or am I just too naive to believe anyone pays enough attention would spot me in disguise?


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November 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

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Number 4!

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I couldn’t help but to banter with one of my previous facebook friends on one of his posts. He allows subscriptions so I’ve been following him. My little exchange earned me a facebook friend request. I really like this guy. I’m up to 4!

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November 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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Because I can – Because I care

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November 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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How often?

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November 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm

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72 hours cont….

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I also had one friend accept my friend request and one friend that actually came looking for me right after I disappeared. I’ve since stopped poking around and although there is still one outstanding friend request, I have neither gained or lost any further friends.

I was so sure that people would spot that I disappeared and see the similarities between “me” and my made up self. There are a few that I’ve never had a cross word with and highly respect.

I had been particular about my friends list before I deactivated my account. I had only 134 “friends” before I disappeared. I had defriended people that I knew only from school a million years ago that I had ended up friends with but had no further contact….I tried to limit my list to people I still had active relationships with. I also kept around a few interesting characters that I would debate with and who had opposing views just to keep things interesting.

So I’ve been watching my groups….nothing. It’s most likely that even if anyone noticed, they would not know where to come looking since I’ve officially disappeared from facebook.

‎”If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

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November 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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72 hours

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It’s been almost 72 hours since I deactivated my profile on facebook and created my alter identity. I admin a couple of groups that I transferred over to my wife so that they wouldn’t disappear. When creating my new identity, I liked all the same stuff I liked on my previous real profile. I started poking around “liking” some friends posts and I even sent a couple of them friend requests. The first one to respond was someone for whom I already had a lot of respect. He immediately accepted my friend request, then caught me on chat –

    • Hello!

    • hey <retracted>!

    • Good morning? May I ask what your name is?

    • whoops! That should say “Good morning!”

    • sure…I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb. Any guess (don’t worry…I’ll tell you)

    • No clue!

    • oh….well there you go….this is <retracted>…know who am I now?

    • nope!

    • it was pointed out to me that I was sounding “angry” on my real profile so I deleted it.

    • <name retracted again>

    • hahaha!

    • who told you that?

    • and what’s wrong with angry??

    • someone I work with said it wasn’t good for business

    • Ah!

    • exactly!!!!!!

    • what is wrong with angry?

    • just reason 5 million 562 that I love you man

    • I stay pissed about half the time

    • ha! Thanks!

    • I’m just going through a weird time I guess

    • Well hang in there..don’t let the bastards get you down

    • I’m trying to keep my head up

    • yep..been there.

    • it’s tough sometimes to feel that no one understands

    • but I know that you and that’s why you’re the first friend I added under my made up identity

    • I’m flattered.

    • my son wants to play a game with me….so I should go play before I take him to school.

    • cool…tty later


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November 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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How to find me

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November 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

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