Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Facebook Etiquette, Part 2: The "Is" and the Quiz

There's an epidemic on Facebook. The first few times I saw it, it didn't really bother me. Now, it's just flat-out annoying. This status update makes me go BANANAS:

Jane Doe is

Um. How zen of you, Jane Doe. You "is." Awesome. Your presence in the world is so vital, it's worth reminding people that you exist. Congratulations. Now don't ever do it again. You're not being deep, it just shows you have nothing to say. And if you don't have anything to say, take your hands off of your keyboard. Thanks.

Because "is" rhymes with "quiz," (and therefore made a catchy title) I thought it was worth mentioning the inane Facebook quizzes here as well. I have no problem with people spending their time doing quizzes on Facebook. If it makes you happy, that's great. But I do want you to know that you will never, in fact, be a color, an '80s wrestler, a wine, or a pharmaceutical. You are a human. Probably. Work on being the best human you can be. Also, feel free NOT to publish your quiz results to the news feed. I can live without knowing that if you were a God, you would be Satan. I could have guessed as much on my own.

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