The language of social networks

Just a few messages from Facebook the other day:

  • “You are now friends with X”.
  • “You now have a relationship with Y.” (my wife) (!) (We had a little celebration after this one, it felt like something official.)

Etcetera. Read those messages literally and they start to creep you out. Thank you Facebook, for clarifying my relationships for me. It’s as if I need to confirm my relationships on Facebook, as if they’re not real if I don’t. Anyone else have this feeling?

One thought on “The language of social networks

  1. I quit Facebook because I didn’t want to feel like this. I don’t want to feel like I have to have my relationships approved by a corporate entity. No thanks, I’ll just talk to my friends instead without the middle man.

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