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Facebook's new 'special video' will thank your friends for a 'wild ride'
Looks like they didn’t test it on any Irish people…

THIS WEEKEND, MANY Facebook users woke up to an intriguing notification.

They were invited to “say thanks” by making a “special video for a friend”.

Anyone who followed the link reached a page where you choose a lucky friend. Then you have to “pick a theme”. And you get a 60-second video featuring photos of the two of you together, with this message.

I want to say thanks. It’s been a wild ride. We’ve seen some amazing things. We shared some great moments. And we have the memories to prove it. Thanks for being a friend.

Yes, it wants you to thank them for a ‘wild ride’.

Apparently they didn’t test this feature on any mind-in-the-gutter Irish people.

The videos are already proving pretty popular.

Designed to encourage users to interact with their friends on Facebook, they’re a retread of the personalised movies the site launched earlier this year for its tenth birthday.

And, um, raising a few hackles.

But not all for the same reason

We haven’t found anyone complaining about not getting a wild ride yet. But the day is young.

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