Facebooking, and the new tier of communication
Email is dead. Admit it, when was the last time you said, “Hey, let me email you this cool video”. No, you just send it on facebook, or del.icio.us for the more geek inclined.
No, email is more or less a notification system now. To tell us when our Chinese food is getting delivered, or when someone wants to add us as a friend. Just as email was built on top of legacy protocols, facebook is built on top of email. And even still, there are applications built on top of facebook. Do you get this tier-ing concept now?
So, with this new communication standard established, why is it that people continue to invite strangers to random events and applications. The way I treat facebook, is that getting invited to an event on facebook is the equivalent to a phone call, or an IM. And yet people don’t take these things seriously like I do. Am I taking social netoworking too seriously, or is the rest of the community just behind on this one?