Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On Facebook, Reconnecting with the Dead - Digits - WSJ

Maybe time for a bit of query refinement…

Along with last Friday’s upgrades to its News Feed and Live Feed features, Facebook also added a Reconnect tool, which takes the current Suggestions feature one step further and recommends friends a user should contact if they haven’t been in touch for a while.

Which is when the blogosphere went haywire. Apparently, the Reconnect tool got a little cheeky and started suggesting reconnections with users’ exes, current spouses (”Um, wasn’t that what the weekend was for?” wrote Twitter user Davidwinfrey), as well as users’ deceased friends whose profiles remained intact.

On Facebook, Reconnecting with the Dead - Digits - WSJ

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