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Facebook Spoof Nominated For Webby Award

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The viral hit video “The Man Without a Facebook” has been nominated for a Webby Award. This is the second Webby nomination we’ve encountered that involves something removed from Facebook, although admittedly the video is a satire about someone not using the social network at all.

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Confused.com Puts House Of Horrors On Facebook

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U.K.-based price-comparison website Confused.com created a Take This Lollipop-inspired video application to promote the benefits of home insurance and drive potential customers to shop.

House of Horrors only works with U.K. addresses. The app instructs users to enter their post codes, and then adds images from their Facebook profiles to a video of a burglar breaking into a house, to create the illusion that the user’s home is being burglarized.

At the end of the video, users are alerted to the fact that they will receive 1,000 points in the Confused.com Nectar promotion with the purchase of a policy, and an icon allows them to share the video.

Econsultancy reported that House of Horrors was created by A Social Media Agency, adding that the video app represents a way to make an otherwise unglamorous subject like home insurance fun.

Take This Lollipop was based on a similar strategy, drawing attention to privacy and security on Facebook by incorporating images from users’ profiles into a creepy but effective short film.

Screen shot courtesy of Econsultancy.