Filed under: Practical Jokes and Mischief, Pranksters
Reddit provides an essential newsfeed and discussion forum for those with all sorts of interests, particularly tech. Over the years, it has spawned its own internal logic and culture, including a perplexing array of inside jokes involving bacon, narwhals, and especially cats. And it’s also a controversial “content farm” for marketers, new-media types, and, now, at least one cheeky app developer.
As Sarah Perez details in “Epic Reddit Prank ‘Cat Facts’ Is Now An App That Lets You Text Troll Your Friends”, Kyle Venn, a web developer used this “Cat Facts” prank perpetrated by some guy on his cousin:
He only did it to hone his dev skills, but now he’s released an Android app that you can use to befuddle your friends.
Only this time… the prankee can unsubscribe right away, which might take some of the fun out of it.