My first item in my Facebook News Feed today:
[Name Removed] just joined Facebook.
You both lived in Muncie. If you know [first name removed], perhaps you should add [first
name removed] as a friend. See more people you may know.
I was amused with the "People you may know" feature as a small function in the right rail of the site. Throwing information
and actions of people I do not know into my news feed is awkward for everyone involved, though.
Soon I'll expect to see other potential connections:
- You flirted with [name]
while drinking at [bar]. See other people you may have hit on while intoxicated.
- Your friend [name] likes your [sibling]. See other people who may like your sibling.
- You took the [train letter/number] train this morning. See other people who took the [train letter/number] today.
- Your ex, [name], has contracted [sexually transmitted infection].
See other people you've dated who may have [sexually transmitted infection].
- [Name] just had a baby! [Name] thinks it might be yours! See other people who are accusing you of fathering
their [born/unborn] [illegitimate child number] child.
Yeah, there's a lot of potential here.