Facebook Wall Hijacking: Sweet revenge or spoilsport?DCI
Facebook. In the days of thefacebook.com, one never imagined it could get this big. But big it became, and now, we cannot imagine life without facebook. You have to be on it day in and day out. Facebook addicts are not a thing of shame. Your facebook friends are as dear to you as any other who lives with you. Updates are important. Comments are valuable. Photos are precious. And your Facebook Wall – it is as close to you as your private portico or backyard.
Your Facebook Wall is the space where people tell the world what you mean to them. It is where you post your interests, moods, doings, opinions etc. in the form of status updates. Your Wall is a live broadcast of what you do on Facebook and of course, your life. But such a Wall, your private space on FB, can be hijacked. Yes! Any of your friends can hijack your Wall and monopolize it without your knowledge. I have done with a few friends and a few have been lucky enough to hijack mine too 😉
Now, let me get down to the details:
What is Facebook Wall Hijacking? If any of your friends dominate your Wall for a long time, then it can be said that the person has hijacked your Wall. But, how does this happen? A simple example is their response to a status update of yours. Look at the below status update of mine and the responses I received for it.
This post received 37 comments and most of them were posted by a friend of mine. It looked as if we two had a private conversation on a topic/subject that was known just to both of us. But that is not the truth. That friend monopolized my Wall, without letting any of my 1250+ friends do otherwise. In short, that friend, HIJACKED my Wall for a brief period! Yes, you got it. This is Facebook Wall Hijacking.
How does it happen? It can be intentional (when friends try to play with you or plan sweet revenge on you) or it can just happen, without your or your friend’s knowledge. But the hard fact at the end of the day remains the same – your friend just hijacked your Facebook Wall!
What ills, what benefits? Facebook has entered so much into our social system that it has become a live chronicle of our lives – a chronicle of what we do, where we are, who our friends are, what we like, what we don’t like, so on and so forth. In such a hyper-socialized climate, hijacking your FB Wall can mean spoilsport too. One ill of such hijacking is, it can distance you from your other friends, in which case, they will hesitate to comment and intrude into the hijacker-hijacked conversation. Another possible harm is, if a scammer is on your friends list, he will get the maximum information about you from the conversations exchanged on your Wall space.
However, all said and done, Facebook Wall Hijacking can be fun if you do it with your friends or if they do it to you. But, beware. Your Wall is your space. So, never let any friend take sweet revenge on you. If you can’t do anything about it, simple. Hijack their Wall. 🙂