A photo being shared online shows a blurry image of what appears to be two women. Users are encouraged to “like” the photo and then type “5” in the comments to see what changes. So.. what happens?
Nothing will happen because this is a hoax designed to get likes.
This particular image contains the caption:
First press “Like”
Write “5″ and see (what) happens
As we’ve written regarding similar photos, this is a very common ploy that page admins use to quickly gain likes for their photos and increase traffic to their pages. In some cases it is just a prank. Either way, commenting ‘5’ on a Facebook image will not make anything happen. These page admins know that even after people realize they have been fooled, they don’t typically go back and un-like the image.
These images are posted for one reason – to gain likes. They do this by tricking people into thinking that posting a comment will somehow make something occur. The next time you see a post like this, let us know and we’ll drop a comment to set people straight.
Take a look at the list below containing several similar “what happens next” photos we’ve discussed recently:
- What Happens When You Comment “Red” on This Photo?
- What Happens When You Comment “1? on this Lindsay Lohan Photo?
- What Happens When You “Like” and Press 1 for this Sinkhole Photo?
- What Happens When You “Like” the Kayak-Shark Photo?
- Hoax: Clicking an Image and Typing “Jump” on Facebook
- Sharing an Image and Typing “Fall” – Mind Teaser or the Joke is on You?
- Is This a “Magic” Mario Image?
- Look at the Circle for 10 Seconds. Fooled Ya!
- Is There a Mistake in This Photo?
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