Saturday, April 16, 2011

How a Facebook Question Went Viral | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD

Socially strange days indeed

Facebook recently redesigned its Questions feature to be more simple and viral. It seems to be working–maybe too well. A single question by a random Facebook user accumulated four million votes in the last two weeks after it spread far beyond her friend group.

What’s funny is how this seems to have come about. A Facebook user named Heather Marie Hollingsworth posted to her Facebook friends on April 2, “Cleaning out my friends list in the next few days…Do you wanna stay?” with the options “Yes, keep me,” “Don’t Care” and “No, not really.”

As of this morning, “Yes, keep me” is winning by a landslide, with 3.98 million votes out of a total of 4.11 million.

How a Facebook Question Went Viral | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD

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