Just when you think the Facebook community have moved on from the spooky ambiance of Halloween to the Joyful mood of the holidays- you were wrong. Halloween fever is still roaming the Facebook world in the form of an application.
Take this Lollipop is an interactive video application which is more like the web game “Hotel 626″. At the start of the video, a man who wears a blood stained shirt and whose appearance hints that his screws are a little loose, hacks into your Facebook account. After a while he indulges into your list of friends, your photos and personal information. Then he racks his chair back and forth, annoyed and sometimes enraged while seeing your activities. Finally with a grin in his face, he looks at a map of a city and drives his creepy car. Can you guess where he is heading?
With less than two months after its release just weeks before Halloween, Take this Lollipop is now the fastest growing Facebook application. About 10 million people have already “liked” the application, a feat that astonishes even its developer Jason Zada. Zada is a commercial and viral marketing director who also introduced the viral “Elf Yourself” online campaign for OfficeMax.
But there is a catch to this new phenomenon and that includes you giving access to your information and giving up your privacy, which the developers say is only a one time breach.
“Our privacy was dead a while back and will never be the same,” he said. “Life as a whole has changed. If you look at the video, the scariest part is that your information is in the video. The piece is scary because a person is violating your privacy, not because it’s bloody or there’s anything jumping out.” says Zada on CNN.
So, before you click that “blue lollipop with a razor blade imprint” icon be warned that you are giving away your privacy to the world and maybe to some deranged stalker who is plotting schemes with his laptop.