Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Coded Language of FaceBook

Okay, so I thought I knew my way around Facebook pretty well, but I read something on a profile page today that really stumped me.

As a more Facebook-savvy colleague explained it to me, in the parlance of Facebook, being married is not the same as being married. It's more like "going steady". Hence, one can be married and still be looking. What's more, one can describe oneself as married (but not married) to a friend of the same sex in order to communicate one's sexual liberation, but not necessarily declare for oneself a particular sexual orientation.

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