Facebook isn’t as creepy as People magazine.

We all know at least one person who isn’t on Facebook because they think it is creepy. They think it is “stalker-ish” to know everything your friends do or say online.

But I think that it’s much creepier to read People magazine or US Weekly, or to watch Entertainment Tonight.

Why is wanting to experience what your friends are doing considering creepy? or being a stalker? Isn’t it creepier to know every detail about the lives of some “celebrity” (and I use that term loosely) you don’t even know?

Social media is quickly becoming the default method for sharing content – it’s become the new watercooler, the new sewing circle. Apps like Flipboard are evolving the way we consume this content, from readers/RSS feeds to  list form (Twitter) to an interactive digital “magazine.”

But it’s not just a fun new version of Wired or Fast Company, it’s an interactive magazine filled with information about your friends, by your friends, for their friends. It’s like an ever-evolving primer on what your friends are talking/thinking/reading about.

And it’s available 24-7 wherever you are.

An unlike that article about Heidi’s plastic surgery or Kim’s miniature dog, it’s about the people you actually know and (supposedly) care about.

About Ezra Englebardt
Account planner, digital nerd, marketing guru, tweeter, occasional blogger, cyclist, snowboarder, mountain biker, social media junkie and avid reader. CU-Boulder and Boston College alum. Frequent guest speaker in Boston-area universities.

One Response to Facebook isn’t as creepy as People magazine.

  1. Wendy says:

    I’ve been saying that for years. US Weekly, People, TMZ, ugh. Creepy, superficial, scary.

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