Facebook is not just about reaching out to friends but also foes as a new application allows you to add enemies to your profile.
EnemyGraph is a new application, available for free to all facebook users, which lets you add enemies to your Facebook profile, including real victims from your friends list, or from other users of the application.
You can also declare ‘war’ on any product, person or company that has a presence on Facebook. As soon as one has declared someone or something an Enemy, they appear on one’s profile on the Enemies list, visible to other users of the application, the Daily Mail reported.
Its creator, Dean Terry of the University of Texas at Dallas, describes the application as ‘social media blasphemy’ and predicted that Facebook would remove the application.
A petition signed by three million people had called for an ‘Unlike’ button on Facebook, but so far the social network is yet to offer such a facility.
Interesting examples of usage of the application have already emerged as five users opened hostilities with the Twilight series of films, two had declared their opposition to tomatoes and one person had made an enemy of Nobel Prize-winning German author Thomas Mann.
“When I saw the first friends list at the beginning of the social media era, I thought where’s the enemies list?” Terry said. EnemyGraph is an attempt to further define relationships between users and other entities across Facebook’s social graph.
“Most social networks attempt to connect people based on affinities: you like a certain band or film or sports team, I like them, therefore we should be friends. But people are also connected and motivated by things they dislike,” Terry said.
“A few people have asked us about the potential for misuse. If you are not friends with someone, or not a user of the app, or generally not famous, you cannot be listed as an ‘enemy’. We will also monitor the app closely for abuse,” he added.