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21 Social Media Prank Ideas

From Prank Movie Promotions to Awkward Food Picture Pranks

— January 13, 2014 — Unique
These social media prank ideas are ingenious ways to one-up someone who’s left an inappropriate or embarrassing message as you on Twitter or Facebook, after you’ve forgotten to log out of a site.

There’s plenty of different social media experiments that conducted by prank master/YouTuber Jack Vale alone to inspire you. His pranks center around taking personal information that people unwittingly shared publicly on social media and makes it seem like he is psychic. If you can get a stranger in on this, your friends will be baffled about how this information was recovered.

As well as being a fun way to mess with your friends, these social media pranks can also be adapted by brands with a good sense of humor. One hilarious example of this is the Chipotle Twitter account, which was made to seem like it was hacked. This stunt was fully controlled by Chipotle and in turn, drew a ton of attention before the start of one of its new campaigns.
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Social Media-Fueled Protests
Social Media-Fueled Protests
The Prank Live With It! iPhone App Aims to Bring Awareness
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Awkward Food Picture Pranks
Awkward Food Picture Pranks
These YouTube Pranksters Ask Strangers for Food Pictures
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Public Dating Announcements
Public Dating Announcements
Crowdsourcing Experiment 'Dating Brian' Hopes to Find True Love
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Modernized Nightmare Depictions
Modernized Nightmare Depictions
CollegeHumor Updates Classic Nightmares with a Technological Twist
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TV-Smashing Jokes
TV-Smashing Jokes
The LG Prank Campaign Focuses on Couch Potatoes
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Online Oversharing Pranks (UPDATED)
Online Oversharing Pranks (UPDATED)
These Social Media Experiments Play with Info Shared Online
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Hacked Social Media Hoaxes
Hacked Social Media Hoaxes
This Campaign Made the Chipotle Twitter Page Seem Like It Was Hacked
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Flash Mob Sleepovers
Flash Mob Sleepovers
The Creative 'IKEA Slumber Party' Publicity Stunt
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Shared Personal Info Pranks
Shared Personal Info Pranks
This Social Media Experiment Freaks Out Strangers with "Personal" Info
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Online Oversharing Pranks
Online Oversharing Pranks
This Jack Vale Prank Uses Info People Share Online To Trick Them
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Snack Marketing Pranks
Snack Marketing Pranks
Wheat Thins Uses Twitter and YouTube to Prank Unsuspecting Fans
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Prank Movie Promotions
Prank Movie Promotions
'The Last Exorcism' on Chatroulette is Frighteningly Hilarious
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Real-Life Bird Tweets
Real-Life Bird Tweets
Fake Birds Tweets at Real People on a New York City Street
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Socal Media Roasts
Socal Media Roasts
The Facebook Roast is Harsh and Hilarious
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Stealing Social Media Identities
Stealing Social Media Identities
Lovely-Faces.com Copied 1 Million Profiles from Facebook
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Imitating Social Profile Pranks
Imitating Social Profile Pranks
CasinoRoy Creates Confusion with His Fake Facebook Accounts
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Social Media Pranks
Social Media Pranks
Elderly Man Uses Twitter as a Search Engine on Oldmansearch Twitter Page
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Alcoholic Prankvertisements
Alcoholic Prankvertisements
The Captain Morgan 'Prank Your Friends' Facebook App is Youth-Targeted
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Viral Fake Sleeping
Viral Fake Sleeping
The Lying Down Game Involves Sprawling Out Face Down in Public
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