So logged in to Facebook today and saw a new link I hadn’t noticed before. There is now a “See Friendship” link. It basically takes you to a page that shows the interactions, pictures, etc. that you have had between another person. You can even see interactions that other people have had with each other.
At first glance I thought this was a cool idea. The more I think of it, what exactly are we accomplishing? Are we trying to snoop on others or “test” friendships? Do we now need Facebook to decide the value of the friendship? Maybe I’m over-thinking this, but it seems like an odd thing to add. I can see this being really dangerous to some relationships, to be honest. If you have a significant other, but they have more interactions with someone online, yaddi yadda. It also seems like a further way to embed ourselves in our virtual relationships.
Anyone have other perspectives? Like it? Don’t?
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Very interesting. Imho, if it is private, don’t put it on facebook. I regularly delete divorcing couples or other “break ups” and block them once the posts are not friendly. It’s a social site, yet ppl use it for various reasons. It is kind of unsettling to think that a note [like this one] which represents my thought and opinion at this point in time is permanent and may be analyzed, desconstructed, read and re read and perhaps misunderstood….very interesting idea you bring up.