Amazing Facebook link? NO!

July 11, 2010

Yesterday, the blog giant Mashable had published an article regarding facebook status tips and tricks. Nice article, though the tenth point was totally an eye-blender. The 10th point in that article was:

10. HOW TO: Play a Trick On Your Friends in Your Status Update

We have a funny one to end on — a way to play an amusing trick on your Facebook buddies.

This clever link “″ looks like it could be a URL for anyone’s Facebook profile, actually takes anyone logged into Facebook to their own profile page.

If you try it out, be sure to remove the link preview that Facebook auto-ads. Have fun, and don’t be too mean…

Try all these links and it’ll redirect your browser to your own facebook profile only:

I tried it out and it did just as what they said it would do. I was quite amused but a little later I replaced the number “73322363” with other different number combinations and again it redirected to my own facebook profile. Then I remembered that any link in facebook followed by a question mark ‘?’ doesnt matter much.

Blog giants like Mashable committing such silly mistakes is too hard to take.

  • Satyajit

    i will giv it a try……nywaz nice share…. :)keep up the gud wrk…
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  • Frank Fire

    Actually, things after the question mark do matter.

    key=value pairs separated by & should follow the question mark
    But notice in your urls that the key is missing…

    So the number is useless…

    It goes to profile.php (which is your own profile)

  • wp plugin

    sounds like a cool trick. I’ll have to try it out on a few of my friends who are always trying to “punk” me lol thanks for the info!
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  • Murugappan

    Oh nicely done! You must really write in chaaps! :)

  • Shiva | Web Magazine

    You are right anything the ? does not really mater…I think Mashable was trying to make a fool of us 😛
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  • Hacking

    good work thanks for share…
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  • Vikash

    Nice Trick, Good to have fun with friends :)
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  • holidays nerja

    Nice tricks, nice one for sharing, safty street :)

  • Nerja

    Awesome. I iwsh I was a punk, with an awesome haircut.

  • James

    Talking about Facebook? Here are a few facts about FB I want to share:

    Facebook is definitely an amazing success as a social network. It is nowadays ranked as one of the wealthiest organizations on the globe, with economists measuring its value at around 7.9 billion. It is estimated that Americans spend 13.9 billion minutes a year on Facebook and even more than 2.5 billion pictures are uploaded to Facebook each month. According to a survey for National Family Week, facebook happens to be one of the biggest influences on the lives of girls.

    Facebook is currently moving out of the confines of a typical social network and becoming progressively more integrated with other parts of our lives. Based on a research , Lawyers have claimed that Facebook is fuelling divorce, that Facebook is being named in practically one in five of online divorce petitions. Suspicious spouses have used the website to find proof of flirting and even affairs which have generated divorce.

  • computric

    wow amazing article thanks dear friend


    Haha yeah, a friend of mine just used this. Had to google it to make sure he didn’t actually like me.

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  • Rosy

    Is there a link like that for Tumblr, too?

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