I keep rechecking to make sure this wasn’t in The Onion. About a week ago Zach Weinersmith did this SMBC comic:
Yesterday I read this, Facebook made its Android app crash to test your loyalty:
In an effort to see just how far it could go to get Android users to abandon its platform, Facebook reportedly sabotaged its mobile app in years past with errors that would cause it to crash for hours. The Information reports that Facebook wanted to test users’ loyalty despite issues. Where the tests took place and how many users were affected is unclear, but one thing is: people were actually willing to sit through the errors.
You can’t make this stuff up…