On Facebook Follies

Facebook likes to make suggestions. It likes to show you things that it things you might be interested in.

I wonder how it knows what I might be interested in. Because, truly, it seems to show me only things I don’t want to see. 😉

It’s the friending suggestions that I sometimes find unnerving. It will suggest becoming friends with dead people. Yes, I knew them in life. Yes, I was friends with them in life. But they’re not here any more. There’s no friend there.

To absent friends.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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