Whenever there is drama online, it’s always worth paying attention to the Geek Social Fallacies. In this case, #4: Friendship Is Transitive
Every carrier of GSF4 has, at some point, said:
“Wouldn’t it be great to get all my groups of friends into one place for one big happy party?!”
If you groaned at that last paragraph, you may be a recovering GSF4 carrier.
GSF4 is the belief that any two of your friends ought to be friends with each other, and if they’re not, something is Very Wrong.
Hands up who else groaned at that, and immediately thought “That’s exactly what’s wrong with Facebook”?