I recently posted a bit about Parking Wars, the Facebook game that takes the electrifying feeling of parking your car and turns it into an awesome asynchronous, real-time, insert-other-adjectives, social game. I just wanted to relate the story of yesterday’s parking misadventures.
On Thursday morning I check Parking Wars and see that my roommate’s girlfriend has ticketed him very early in the morning with the comment “See you in 20 hours”. Since I know she is a hospital nurse that works twelve hour shifts, I say “A ha!” and park my cars illegally all over her street. She can’t stop me because she’ll be at work all day! Mwahaha. Then I go into work with the smug sense of satisfaction that comes when you delude yourself into thinking that you are freaking brilliant.
When I log onto Facebook in the afternoon, I find all of my cars have been ticketed and removed! Impossible! It turns out my roommate had logged into his girlfriend’s account and ticketed me for her! The deceit is Earth-shattering. The Earth has been shattered by the deceit.
But isn’t the level of social engineering involved with this simple little game remarkable?