Virtual girlfriend on Facebook

And why didn’t I think of that? Well, actually I have, as in autonomous bots posting updates on Facebook and Twitter, but not this specifically.

New Company Promises to Give You a Pretend Facebook Girlfriend

What about creating a whole slew of imaginary friends that likes and comments positively on whatever you write about, and that even comments on each others’ own updates. This reminds me of the game Oblivion where NPCs talk to and interact with each other without involvement of the player.

Or Tamagotchi-like friends that get paranoid and depressed if you don’t react to their updates?

Did I just open a can of worms?

“Cloud Girlfriend has yet to officially launch, but the site is already generating overwhelming interest, advising visitors to “register early to get in line.””

I wish I knew how to create interest for something that doesn’t even exist yet.

“Facebook’s Terms of Service agreement strictly prohibits computer controlled accounts, which would seemingly rule out cyber-based special lady friends.”

How did they get around that?