This morning Facebook asked me how well I know Nick Smith. He’s my fiance, but I never declared that fact in my relationship status profile field. So how well does Facebook know me?
That’s where this crosses a line for me. It’s not just recognition of what Facebook knows about me (after I’ve willingly given them a lot). Now they’re asking me for more. This is the first instance I’ve come across where Facebook asked me outright to define myself by their categories. And as Douglass Rushkoff has advised, “you may always choose none of the above.”