Saturday, February 28, 2009

A suggestion for Facebook

From comments on my status update:

Zachary is trying to develop an algorithm to help him choose between: status update, blog post, tweet, nobody wants to know about that.

AM: Why are you telling us this?


ZD: Because that's what Facebook status updates are for! :) I think "Why are you telling us this?" is the question that may cause Facebook and Twitter to suddenly implode.

AM: Why can we now like status updates but can't dislike them? I want to disapprove of people's status updates.

ZD: Well, you'll just have to indicate your disapproval with a comment. Still, allowing one-click approval but requiring typed-out disapproval does tilt the landscape in a "niceness" direction.

Similarly, why does Facebook allow you to have friends, but not enemies? If you had enemies, then you could click on your enemies and see a list of their enemies. Then you could test out the proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" by sending those people friend requests.

AM: OMG. That idea is made of win. Please suggest to facebook immediately. Also, I disapprove of this comment.


Blogger Niko said...

There is, or at least there was, an "enemybook" application for facebook to let you list your enemies, like you were saying

3:57 AM, March 01, 2009  

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