Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Link A Day # 44: On Facebook Linguistics

I think the only significant contribution of Facebook has been the lobotomization of the word friend. I've always been amazed by how one is forced to bundle rank strangers, distant acquaintances, networking colleagues, avoidable relatives, ghosts from the past & potential clients with genuine friends and chaddi buddies. Wisemen have advised me to pare down my list. But how does one say no to RENEE ZELLEWEGER WANTS TO ADD YOU AS A FRIEND. Ah, the dilemmas of life. Okay, my rants aside. The reason I bring it up is this thought-provoking post on Facebook linguistics. Go lap it up.

Posted by Anantha.

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