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Facebook is the leading social network. As such it is a prime target for practical jokes and pranks. However, creating fake profiles and conversations on Facebook is rather tedious.
With a bit of skill, imagination and the right tools, you can easily create your own custom wall posts and fake profiles. Have a look at what is possible and how to make it happen.
This fake Facebook profile documents the inception and rise of the Beatles, until the death of their manager Brian Epstein in 1967. Click the link above to see the full profile.
Benjamin Franklin’s fake wall explores some highlights of his career, such as writing the Declaration of Independence or inventing Daylight Saving Time. This is actually a fun way to learn about real history!
This wall follows Martin Luther from a visit to Rome to the idea of translating the Bible from Greek to German.
The above Facebook walls were created using, see details below.
Creating an entire profile is quite an effort. For a quick joke, you can use a different web tool to set up a fake a wall post. Here is an example of Lebron James with comments from Kobe Bryant, Delonte West, and Michael Jordan.
The MacBeth series of wall posts goes through the entire play. So this is not only suitable to teaching history, but also works for classic literature and culture.
Our favorite Italian plumber Mario is always good for a joke. How many times have you made him save the princess and did Luigi’s help really matter?
The three Facebook wall posts above were created using The Wall Machine.
The Wall Machine
The Wall Machine is the tool of choice to create a fun wall post conversation. Conveniently, you can connect using your Facebook account and get started right away with a post filled with placeholders.
Every item of the post can be customized. You can also create a sequence of posts with events or friendship and relationship statuses in between. More details can be seen in the demonstration video below.
The Wall Machine was also reviewed for the MakeUseOf Directory.
At the time of writing this article,had very slow page loading times and although the tool as such appeared to work, uploading photos took longer than my span of patience. This is too bad because unlike The Wall Machine, it lets you create a Facebook wall, complete with profile information, pictures, and friends and the results as demonstrated above are of high quality and very convincing.
By the way, if you are looking to report a fake profile located on the real Facebook, check out the Fake Profiles page. In this context, please see the following articles to protect yourself from Facebook scams, frauds, viruses, stalkers, and other issues:
- 5 Tips & Tricks To Avoid Facebook Phishing Scams
- 5 Ways Your Facebook Log-In Password Can Get Stolen
- How To Protect Yourself From The Facebook Stalkers Out There
- How To Protect Yourself From Facebook Video Virus, Scams & Pranks
- The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Guide
So did you ever create a funny fake Facebook wall? Please share it with us!