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"Invasion never felt so good"
―Motto

Lifeinvader is an online social networking service and company in Grand Theft Auto V.[1] It was founded by CEO Jay Norris in his parents' house. It can also be found online here . The website also offers in game coupons.

Description

A parody of Facebook, Lifeinvader is a largely popular social networking site that was either created, or spiked in popularity, between 2009 and 2013, as there is no evidence of its existence in GTA IV, set in 2008. It allows its users to post blogs and "stalk" (a take on Facebook's "like") others to receive their posts and updates on their timeline.

Each of the three GTA V protagonists have their own viewable Lifeinvader profile. Throughout the story, characters will post on their timelines regarding events that took place during missions. As an easter egg, Niko Bellic has a profile, however it is only viewable on Jimmy's laptop screen and cannot be accessed on the in-game internet. Several other GTA IV characters also have profiles.

Lifeinvader Tablet

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The Lifeinvader tablet.

Lifeinvader also has a tablet. Not much is currently known about it. It may be parodying the unsuccessful, real-life Facebook Home phones, which were phones optimized for Facebook and having integrated options for the social network.

According to the released commercial, the device appears to be a combination between a regular tablet and a flashlight that can be used to "Dock" with other users in the social network.

Notable Lifeinvader users

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Niko Bellic's Lifeinvader page.

People

Companies

Lifeinvader Office

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The Lifeinvader offices.

The Lifeinvader Office building is located in Rockford Hills, Los Santos, and is made accessible in the mission Friend Request. It is based on the Sonya Dakar Building in Beverly Hills, California.

Trivia

  • The interface is based on the old Facebook Wall instead of the current Timeline.
  • It's name is a joke referring to invading other people's lives, also known as stalking. It may also be a reference to the lack of privacy in social networks. The website also satirizes internet memes.
  • Somewhere in the offices there is a sign that says "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON SHARING". This is likely a Pirate Bay easter egg, but could also be a reference to Steve Jobs, whom Jay Norris was partially modeled after, and who once stated (albeit in a paraphrase from Pablo Picasso) that "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."[2]
  • Trying to access the website on GTA Online will imform the player that the website is currently unavailable. This could be a hint at future content although nothing is certain for now.
  • "docking" is a sexual term for putting a man's penis on another man's penis. This is another one of Rockstar's sexual humor.

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References

  1. Lifeinvader home page
  2. Computers keep the courts active

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