Jeremiah Owyang: Why “Friending” Will Be Obsolete

Like a secret handshake, only electronic

Jeremiah Owyang has an interesting piece up entitled “Why ‘Friending’ Will Be Obsolete” and it’s struck a nerve with me.

I hate the term friends.  It’s misleading and it’s a disservice to the the actual social linkage that’s going on.  Let’s face facts, just because I may let you see my Facebook page, it doesn’t mean that your my friend (no slight intended there folks).  Similarly, I may not want some people who might be friends or more likely family to see my page.  Hence the dilemma, although we call them friends, it’s really electronic acquaintances. Continue reading “Jeremiah Owyang: Why “Friending” Will Be Obsolete”