While the Bush shoe-throwing incident sparked an inevitable wave of creativity from b3ta (some of the best efforts can be seen here), how has the viral event of the month hit Facebook? It’s not too much of a surprise to see that alongside the expected video and image sharing, Facebook users and application developers have wasted no time in using the platform to generate their own fun or, occasionally, serious commentary:
- Slide’s SuperPoke now lets you throw shoes at your friends
- One Facebook fan page created for the shoe-thrower has over fifty thousand fans. (There are others, but this seems to be the largest.)
- There are at least three dedicated “throw shoes at your friends” applications including this one, and probably more out there
So far there’s no sign of the Sock and Awe Flash game being ported into a Facebook application, although surely it’s only a matter of time. Perhaps the most surprising discovery, however, is that following a recent spam attack on the Facebook developer’s forum, the word “shoe” is now blacklisted.