Saturday, December 22, 2012

Please don't do that, HAL.

I've stuck with facebook through 493 format changes, 3,268 changes to the privacy settings and options, and the horrors of Zynga. But these new status update prompts might well be the end. The idea of having one of my browser tabs constantly ask me "what's happening," "what's going on," "how's it going," "how are you doing," or, fercryinouloud, "how are you feeling" is shudder-inducing. At best, it makes me think I'm interacting with ELIZA circa 1978. At worst, it turns facebook into a hellish dystopian nightmare.