Facebook Dodges a Bullet -- for Now

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Facebook doesn't want to make it cool to deactivate accounts on its website, so the social network titan moved quickly to nip a model-debilitating app from going viral. Social Roulette rolled out on Saturday, giving users a one-in-six chance at having their Facebook accounts deleted.

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz explains how the Social Roulette app could be so disruptive. Naturally it would seem that Google and smaller Facebook rivals would love nothing more to see it become trendy to deactivate Facebook accounts, but this is also the same trend that could sting Google Plus before it has a chance to gain traction. 

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The article Facebook Dodges a Bullet -- for Now originally appeared on Fool.com.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Facebook and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Facebook and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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