Facebook spoils the free Whopper fun

facebook-whopper-sacrifice-thumb-200x149.jpgRemember last week, when we asked you if you’d consider dumping ten of your facebook pals just for a free BK Whopper (times are hard ok?)? If you’re nodding profusely and can hold your hand up high to culling more than a few unwanted FB friends, I’d put a hold on all that excitement.

Despite a colossal 233,906 friends getting the chop by 82,771 brazen Burger King lovers, Facebook has played the role of the killjoy. It’s shutting the operation down and banning it from appearing on the site, citing privacy reasons as the motive behind this party pooping. It turns out, Facebook wasn’t too happy with notifications revealing to users they’ve been discarded in favour of a grease filled burger.

Read the full statement after the jump…

We encourage creativity from developers and brands using Facebook Platform, but we also must ensure that applications follow users’ expectations of privacy. This application facilitated activity that ran counter to user privacy by notifying people when a user removes a friend. We have reached out to the developer with suggested solutions. In the meantime, we are taking the necessary steps to assure the trust users have established on Facebook is maintained.

Missed the opportunity to bag a free burger? Fret not my BK devotees, pick up a London Lite, there’s a few BOGOFF vouchers floating around in there.

[via Tech Digest]

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Lucy Hedges

One thought on “Facebook spoils the free Whopper fun

  • I thought I should post an update to the story on the interesting marketing … To earn their free burger, users download the Whopper Sacrifice Facebook ….. Not to spoil anything, but it’s a send-up of the MacBook Air in favor of Burger!! ha ha..

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