A few years ago, I was speaking with a friend of mine about the new guy she was seeing.
“It’s going really well. He’s awesome. It’s not quite facebook-official yet, but it’s good.”
“Oh, is that how we know it’s legit?”
This was the first time I heard the term facebook-official, and was a few years before I went ahead and joined the website myself. Since then I have become a connoisseur of commenting, uploading, posting, and basically exploiting any private thought I have. And I’m not the only one. Everybody’s newsfeed within facebook is inevitably filled with people updating the entire internet about what they are about to have for dinner, how work was that day, or any other inane qualifier about their life. That is, unless you don’t know how to hide posts from people that suck and are afraid of hurting their feelings by de-friending them.