Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Not divorced

For those who don't know how it works, Facebook allows your contacts to establish how they are connected to you, and it updates all your contacts with any change of status. Any status you approve of is henceforth displayed on your profile page.

A few days ago, Elvi submitted the fact that she and I are married. I approved it, but then it started showing up on my page. There are some things I think should remain private, like personal details, addresses, etc., and which I prefer not to broadcast to the world at large - and besides, advertising my marriage cramps my style with the ladies.

I reset my preferences to hide my relationship status. Facebook interprets that as eliminating the relationship, so when I did that, all my contacts received the status report that Elvi and I no longer had a relationship.

My friend Bram is not on Facebook, but his wife is. Last night, he called me to see how things are going. "Good," I told him.

"You said 'good'"?, he asked. "Are you sure?"

"Yes, why?"

"You're not getting divorced or anything?"

I laughed, understanding the confusion immediately, and explained what happened.

My little brother asked Elvi pretty much the same thing for the same reason.

So, sorry, ladies. I'm not divorced (yet).


Blogger Naila J. said...

I saw it, checked your page, and realized that you were (un)fortunately not getting a divorce.

November 7, 2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger Marla Singer said...

dammit! foiled again.

i hate facebook for that shit. god i hate facebook.

November 7, 2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger Webs said...

Is this a new secret identity, Missile Lass?

November 8, 2007 9:24 AM  

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