That BBC story is hilarious – I love the Facebook guy saying that people don’t leave our social network, just because they’re dead. Yes they do. They’re DEAD.
The whole death thing aside, I like James being so rude about Henry and talking about what a cock he is, despite having him on his friends list. What a treat it would have been if Henry was still alive, to have that comment come through on his newsfeed.
“You are now dead. Please send your death to 10 friends”
It’s gonna end up being a bit weird when we get old and people on our friends lists are dying left right and centre. The ultimate point of depression will be when you’re left sitting there in a little grey nursing home room, smelling vaguely of wee and cabbage, staring at a Facebook account with every single friend on it dead.
On the positive side, you’ll be able to clean up on Mafia Wars.
i agree with both suoh and Candy Blackmail :p
I don’t say all of my fb friends are true friends, but I certainly like them.
And the thing james said was indeed a bit harsh, but offcourse he didn’t knew about his dead. And if Henry really was an asshole to james, it’s normal that James would say that. Too bad Henry’s dead.
Facebook is always suggesting this one friend I had under “People you may know.” He killed himself senior year. I’ve told it not to show him to me again, but it is pretty insistent that I should be his friend. And I totally WOULD, if he was accepting friend requests and not, you know, dead.
Good idea, unless you fall out with someone and they then tell facebook you’re dead. Obvioulsy facebook would check first (ie send you a message, see if you respond) but I can see it getting inundated with people letting them know john, dick and harry are all dead
I found it irritating enough when I was presented with “Friend Suggestions”. I have 169 people on my Block List to prevent just such a calamity. This new Reconnect thing is balls, though. Why do they think I deleted those people in the first place?
I really hate Facebook’s new layout because it keeps insisting that I add people I went to high school with. I’ve been a member for a year…if I haven’t added them yet, it’s because they were dickheads and I don’t want to add them.
Even more annoying is when people I absolutely hated (and who hated me) add me as a friend…I’ve ignored several of those recently, including one who added me 4 times before giving up.
And I have to agree with the people defending James…just because the guy died doesn’t mean he isn’t a douchebag. If someone who treated me like shit in high school died, I’d go “Oh, how sad…” and that would be it. No tears, and they’d still be an asshole in my memories.
Facebook keeps asking me to reconnect with my aunt who hasn´t been able to use Facebook for a while because she´s dying of cancer, and a friend I haven´t been able to get in contact with for over a year and a half who I think might actually be dead. Thanks, FB.
I just had this conversation with someone on Facebook. I have the same problem…a friend who died over a year ago kept popping up on the “reconnect” shit. What am I supposed to do, Facebook, get a Ouija board app?
Tanizaki, so true. “You know, just because he was hit and killed by a car doesn’t change the fact that Henry was a cock to James in HS. Karma can be very vengeful.”
A guy who did his best to make high school hell for me died of stomach cancer a couple ofyears after graduation and people were suprised that I wasn’t interested in going to his funeral. Why the hell would I care? I actually think he is a much nicer person since his death.