Proper Facebook Etiquette

#2088 official decisions

Sunday 24th November, 2013

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Dear Mariann,

I know what’s been going on. It has come to attention that there’s been a disloyal and treacherous plot against me. I can what’s been said about me by my colleagues and my boss all over my networks.  Is this what happens when you’re friends with your boss?

Sir Bernard, via his Press Agency.

Ah, I’ve just sat down with this morning to your NewsFeed – and what swines! There is your proof! my sources (your sources) state that your job is on the line. I spy that your boss has tagging new posts that draft the vacancy of your current position.

You are for the sack it seems.

HOWEVER(!), it is, Bernard, characteristic of all social networking discussions and decisions that every Friend has a vivid recollection of their status and that every Friend’s recollection of this differs violently from every other Friend’s recollection.This is what makes social networking ‘work’.

Consequently, accept the convention that your official NewsFeed and updates are those and only those which have been officially recorded by you, from which it emerges with an elegant inevitability that any update which has been officially (everything on Facebook is ‘official’, innit) reached will have been officially recorded on the NewsFeed by your Friends and any update which is not recorded on your NewsFeed has not been officially reached even if one or more Friends (including your boss) believe that they can recollect it, so in this particular instance Bernard (yours as it happens), if the decision about your job has been officially (remember this ‘official’ is the location of this decision being on Facebook) reached it will have been officially recorded on the NewsFeed by your Friends. And, as of this morning, it isn’t so it wasn’t.

So you still have a job. Point one, may I suggest there is a a cooling off period by all parties; point two, that you resign on the grounds that you will want to deal with your social network and some obscure administrative issue such as unfriending your boss.

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