As Facebook improves its “status prompt” feature, it reminds us there’s a fine line between being personable and being, well … creepy.
Facebook’s new, more “personalized” status prompts.
Are you on Facebook? Odds are, you are.
You’ve probably noticed a change that Facebook has made in their “status prompts” — those little grayed-out messages designed to help inspire those with a loss for words.
(A loss for words on Facebook. Help me.)
The change is that they’ve become personalized, using your own name to engage your attention. When I see this one, I can’t help but think of a ’70s sitcom:
And when I first saw this one …
… naturally, I was a bit cynical that Facebook actually was concerned for my well being. I mean, what are they going to do, sell me some Maalox?
Now that the proverbial camel has poked his nose under the side of the tent, I am understandably concerned about the shape of things to come.
I submit, then, for your consideration …
Facebook Status Prompts We Hope We Never See
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