After his aunt dies, a notoriously obnoxious lawyer will inherit 100 million dollars on the condition that he gets 5000 new friends on facebook within a week without using a computer. Or loose the money to a rival lawyer in charge of her estate.

The Merchant of Menace

Nir Shelter Singularity Asked on August 9, 2014 in Public.
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Very socially relevant. I like the idea and theme. Good stuff. Keep up the great work.

Judah Ray Logliner Reviewed on February 1, 2017.
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I don’t understand this “get 5000 likes and you’ll get 100 million dollars” clause. Is that written into his aunt’s will? Why would she put such a bizarre catch on his inheritance? How old, and by extension, how tech savvy was his aunt – and why did this matter to her?

nicholasandrewhalls Samurai Reviewed on August 11, 2014.
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As now the last of his family line his aunt wanted him to stop being self centered. So with the help of her lawyer (younger and therefor tech savvy) she wrote a clause into her will that forces him to prove he has changed with the numeric proof of face book friends by a certain date.

Frankly I don’t think a week is enough and instead of friends it should be followers to allow for a larger number and flexibility in reasons to connect with him.

She knew that he couldn’t achieve this without pursuing acts of generosity and kindness or else people would un friend or un follow him after he either convinces or pays them.

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Nir Shelter Singularity Reviewed on August 11, 2014.
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Seems to me that racking up numbers on Facebook is a rather dubious measure of friendship. What the jerk needs is a few face-to-face friends, not 5,000 friends on Facebook.

dpg Singularity Reviewed on August 12, 2014.
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Any one determined enough could get 5,000 facebook friends. A combination of friend requesting thousands of people, paying for friends and creating bogus accounts would work in no time.

Default Reviewed on August 12, 2014.
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