It’s something that literally everyone who has a Facebook has been guilty of at some point — and it’s totally okay! This social phenomenon of Facebook stalking has interested me for several years now, to the point that I studied it in college. What I found was that the social acceptability of admitting that you’ve “stalked” someone is completely dependent on your offline relationship with them. It’s not at all weird to tell your best friend that you saw her pictures from a couple weeks ago, but it’s super weird to tell an ex, or even just an acquaintance, that you know what they did last weekend. What would it be like to live in a world where this wasn’t strange behavior anymore? I mean, people post things on their profiles for other people to see, right? Isn’t that the point?
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