Follow the social media myth busters on Facebook.
Many of you have probably seen this picture floating around Facebook:
“Your Cell Phone has a name! Take the last three digits of your number (example ***-***-*618) Type it like this @[618:0] in the comments below and hit enter. It’s name will appear!”
The person who made the picture is right to a degree, a name will appear. But it has nothing to do with your cell phone.
The code you are entering by using @[numbers:0] is designed to trigger someone’s Facebook profileID number. A number code assigned to every Facebook user to make databases easier and more simple for the servers and systems.
When you enter “the last three digits of your cell phone number” in the code to find your phone’s name, all you are really doing is entering random numbers into a database that generates someone’s name on Facebook you’ve never met.
This hoax is harmless to you and your computer, but could become annoying if you keep seeing the picture over and over.
FACEBOOK CELL PHONE BUDDIES.
However, we invented a simple game if the picture gets annoying and you simply want to give in and see what name comes up. Follow the instructions in the picture and friend the seemingly random person’s name that came up. Your cell phone may have not found a name, but you could have found a friend.