Les Liens Invisibles reply to Facebook

December 23rd, 2009

“The information within the seppukoo.com website has been communicated to my clients voluntarily by the users. The facebook users have decided of their own accord to share their data with the www.seppukoo.com website and to forward a personalised message of farewell containing an invitation to “seppukoo” all their friends.”[...]

My clients have the right to receive information, ideas, and photographs from those people who are the legitimate proprietors of this data and can decide to share this data or to store it, with the prior consent of its respective owners. All of this is freedom of expression and the manifestation of thought and free circulation of ideas that is accepted and guaranteed in Europe and in the U.S.A. [...]

Facebook cannot order the erasure of data that does not belong to it, acting against the free will of the owners of such data. This is not protection of privacy, but rather a violation of the free will of citizens that can decide freely and for themselves how to arrange their personal sphere. [...]

“The “Les liens invisibles” group will delete all of the information on the www.seppukoo.com website only if the owners of such information request it, but not if facebook does so.” [...]

In light of these considerations we are sorry to inform you that my clients will not delete their www.seppukoo.com website, nor will they delete the data therein, as facebook has ordered.

Beside the paternalistic approach a totalitarian data control ambition becomes self-evident: Maria Teresa Votta, Les Liens Invisibles’ legal adviser, replies to Facebook’s Cease and Desist, defending the users freedom and data ownership.

Read the full reply.

Seppukoo keeps challenging Facebook and starts the DIY suicidal campaign

December 17th, 2009

“There’s no life where there’s no death” – Les Liens Invisibles

Les Liens Invisibles wants to inform everyone that on Dec. 16th, Facebook inc., after it has blocked any attempt of seppukoo from this website and has blocked/deleted all seppukoo.com information into the whole facebook network, has now threatened legal action against us in order to stop the suicide pandemic.

Curiously, Facebook lawyers appeal to the user right to privacy to annihilate our facebook unsubscribe service.

The Seppukoo.com staff rejects every false pretence about phishing or malitious use of personal datas and pubblically invites Facebook’s developers to meet us and see in first person what kind of informations we save and how we care of them.

While we are considering all the possibilities to come back ASAP, we are proud to announce our brand new DIY suicidal campaign: spread our video all over the net against the censorship attempts!

Thanks to all the people who are supporting us in this moment.


> http://www.seppukoo.com

Seppukoo Chronicles
> http://blog.seppukoo.com/chronicles/

Read the full cease & desist from Facebook

Seppukoo DIY screencast
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlJP0koG5Ag

Viral Suicide Goes Pandemic

November 25th, 2009

“The injunction everywhere to “be someone”
maintains the pathological state
that makes this society necessary.”
* The invisible Committee

“This is the end.
My only friend, the end.”
* Jim Morrison

A Virus is haunting the busy communication highways of the social networking sphere: the virus of Seppukoo. The infection has been started off last month with a viral marketing campaign for the launch of the homonym notWorking platform Seppukoo.com.
The alert has now reached the pandemic state. Nobody’s safe.


«Virtual life» is an – often – abused term used to describe the whole of one person online activities. But as media communications let our second/online/offline identities overflowing into real life – and vice-versa – the distinctions between the real and the virtual are becoming, more and more confused. Which is virtual? And where’s the real? Beyond all those questions only a fact remains: that our privacy, our profiles, our identities, our relationships, they are all – fake and/or real – entirely exploited for a sole purpose: to be sold as a product. But are those lives really worth to be experienced?


Free yourself from the identity constriction cutting it out! Similarly to the seppuku – the ancient ritual suicide used by japenese samurais to restore their honour back – Seppukoo.com deals with the liberation of the digital body from any identity constriction, in order to help people discover what happens after their virtual life and to rediscover the importance of being anyone, instead of pretending to be someone.


Hacking and parasiting Facebook, the most popular social networking website, Seppukoo.com deactivates one’s user account, driving people into one of the most radical chic user-experience: the vir(tu)al suicide.
As viral marketing strategies have been exploited by corporate media to make profit connecting people all over the world, Seppukoo.com playfully attempts to subvert this mechanism disconnecting people from each other and transforming the individual suicide experience into an exciting “social” experience.

Kill your virtual life and open your mind to a new meaning of popularity: with Seppukoo it’s not important how many friends you have, but how much you may influence them. Induce your friends to commit suicide and rise up the Seppukoo Rank!


Suicide is a free choice and a kind of self-assertiveness. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t give to its users this faculty at all, and your account will be only deactivated. This means that any information regarding you and your friends, will be strictly preserved by facebook authorities in order to keep your virtual life alive for the eternity.

That’s why you won’t need any superpower to come back to your virtual life after death: just a simple login, and your life will be completely restore back.

Still hesitating? Let yourself be conquered by Seppukoo.com as you have an honour to save yet!
Don’t waste this opportunity. Play it @ http://www.seppukoo.com


Launch @ http://www.seppukoo.com

The Testimonials @ http://www.seppukoo.com/testimonials

The Suicidal Wall @ http://www.seppukoo.com/suicidal-wall

Top 100 Suicidal Rank @ http://www.seppukoo.com/top-100


Seppukoo.com is a work by

Les Liens Invisibles

@ http://www.lesliensinvisibles.org

Graphic design & Communication


@ http://www.parcodiyellowstone.it

Seppuko’s preview released in November 2009 at

Piemonte Share Festival

@ http://www.toshare.it

View the full list of credits

@ http://www.seppukoo.com/credits

Seppukoo Teaser

May 1st, 2009