Another high school friend died last week, suddenly, of a stroke, and I found out about it (again) on FB. And I let other friends know over FB and we remembered our friend while we looked through the photos she’d posted. I guess it just doesn’t matter how conflicted I am about Mark Zuckerburg and his policies. Whether I like it or not FB is becoming the town square and water cooler and photo album for my far flung friends and family.
I’m sorry to hear that but, as someone who recently left Facebook for a variety of reasons, I think it does matter. I’m no more comfortable with Facebook as a shared obituary page than I am with Facebook as a paltry substitute for an online public space.