So I’m scrolling through Facebook, then I notice this:
Nice, huh? People I’m friends with are saying negative things about Obama, and Facebook helpfully collapses them so I don’t have to read them! And then they provide a link so I can “like” the President! Notice that none of the posts tag Barack Obama or even use his first name, so this is some sort of auto-tagging.
Guess that town hall meeting he had with Zuck really paid off!
(Note: I’m sure they’re just rolling out a new feature and if my friends were trashing Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin the same thing would happen. No, I’m not freaking out that Facebook has the ability to read status updates from their own servers.)
Later: To be clear, I’m not talking about collapsing comments or games or Twitter posts–I know those have been happening for a while. This is about regular status updates with nothing at all in common except a single word being grouped together and used as a campaign tool.