People You May Be Interested In Stalking

The “People You May Know” feature on Facebook has reached trend story heights today, with an exposé in the Observer.

Most commentary on Facebook ignores the inherent voyeuristic nature of the site. Maybe for some users, “People You May Know” is a genuine service to connect with long lost friends. But I don’t know any people like that. For me, the feature is more like, “Hey, you might be interested in seeing that guy’s pictures from Cancun.” And given my current job situation, I might indeed.