I want to allow users to share memes anonymously with their friends.

I am trying to figure out how this can be done through Facebook: are there any Facebook APIs which will allow users to share through a different profile, or anonymously altogether? e.g. I create a 'anonymous' profile, the user simply inputs their meme and selects all the friends they want to share with, and all that the friends will see is that a message has been sent by 'anonymous'. Is this possible? Alternative solutions?

  • This would be spam. Plus, your 'annonymous' account wouldn't be friends with your users friends.
    – Jamie
    Commented May 20, 2011 at 13:26

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There's no such thing as an anonymous Facebook profile, and fake/falsified profiles are against their TOS and will be shut down. (If/Once caught, of course.) Zuckerberg–and hence Facebook to a certain extent–is squarely against on-line anonymity. I don't see any way their system would facilitate what you're trying. That's before we even get to the fact that it'll almost certainly rapidly get flagged as a spam source by recipients who suddenly start getting unwanted links from some unknown source.

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    +1 and related: "... [A] privacy change for 350 million users is not the kind of thing that a lot of companies would do, but we viewed that as a really important thing, to always keep a beginner's mind and what would we do if we were starting the company now and we decided that these would be the social norms now and we just went for it." - Mark Zuckerberg says privacy is no longer a 'social norm'
    – danlefree
    Commented May 20, 2011 at 17:48
  • I am referring to, more or less, a third party application/API which will allow a Facebook user to essentially send a meme to all his/her friends by proxying through another 'user' profile (thus effectively remaining anonymous in the transaction). I am not talking about direct cloaking.
    – whamsicore
    Commented May 26, 2011 at 23:51

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