You know, the encouragement to “like” and the emoticons? The professions of passion and friendship and never ending one raised eyebrows, tongues spitting out and winks? Who are these people? And what impression is your social network compiling on you based on your interactions with people, people they suggest you befriend (or “friend” – that’s a verb now?), friends who they suggest to suggest a friend to you? What the hell is this game and why are they getting in the middle of our interactions? Who invited them? And, are they doing it to improve their business? Are you and your interactions their BUSINESS?
Big Star said it best:
Thank you, friends
Wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you
I’m so grateful
For all the things you helped me do
All the ladies and gentlemen
Who made this all so probable