Numbers In Facebook Status Updates Part Of New Online Game

12/08/2010 09:39 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Wondering what's up with all the numbers on Facebook? You're not alone.

Last week, users were replacing their profile pictures with images of cartoon characters. This week, it seems Facebook users are participating en masse in a new interactive online game.

The idea is simple: send a Facebook friend a number, then they'll write back in a status message that inclues that number what they really think of you.

As The Number Game explains on its Facebook page, " Facebook users can ask their friends what they think about them by supplying them with a number. The friend then gives the answer, and attaches the number to their answer for identification purposes."

One user shared the rules for the "number game" in a status update, writing, "New facebook game! Send me three random numbers to my inbox and I'll tell you what I think about you in my status without saying your name."

The Wire
offers a slightly different explanation:

Facebook user posts a number on his or her status and then friends of that person posts whatever first comes to mind after seeing the number. Some top numbers for this version of the numbers on Facebook status game are 1, 7, 21, 69 and 420, probably because of their popular associations.

Have you participated? What do you think of the latest Facebook trend? Weigh in below.

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