As a chum posted on FB, “If I want strangers to read the story of my life, I’ll write a fricken autobiography.”
That should be the road sign marking the bifurcation of Facebook. As in yesterday’s rant about the most recent blunders of pop companies, I remain astonished at the paternalism or we-know-best-ism of those companies.
At it’s f8 event (chronicled in tedious detail in the FT), the big honking chief FACES, like founder
- Whom you were with
- What you ordered
- What you ate
- What movie you saw
- And on and on and on
This level of detailed sharing supposedly is gregarious. It supposedly influences others. It supposedly is avant-garde. It is certainly increasingly popular. The new FB timeline jacks that up by letting you automate such inputs and lay out a garden slug like trail of all your activities.