Two friends, Ron and Tom, were sitting in a cafe — each drinking a cup of coffee.
Ron said to Tom, “I went to this restaurant last night.”
Tom said, “I know — I saw that you checked in there on Foursquare.”
Ron said, “I have to tell you about their fettucini in cream sauce.”
Tom replied, “No need — I read your review on Yelp.”
Ron said, “I heard the funniest joke the other day.”
Tom stopped him, saying “You made it a status update on Facebook, remember?”
Ron looked down at his phone and updated his Twitter status.
Tom took out his phone and sent a reply to Ron’s status.
Neither of them spoke for the rest of the time they sat across from one another, and then they simultaneously just left.
Genius story, Gordon! I think you’ve conflated the entire social networking nightmare in 10 simple sentences!
Thanks, David. The idea came to me while I was washing dishes and imagining two people, each of whom are socially networked yet incapable of networking in a face to face manner. 😮