Noooo: Facebook Events Have Read Receipts Now

by Eric Thurm
What an awful day for tech news/our internet habits. First, Twitter DMs are potentially unsafe, rendering your thirsty "U up?" messages public, and now Facebook has turned on read receipts for event invitations -- meaning that if you get asked to attend your extremely annoying friend's birthday party s/he can now tell if you've looked at the event (or the guest list). There's basically no way of getting out of awkward questions about poetry readings, community theater performances, open mic nights, and improv shows. Everything is horrible. Just get used to auto-replying "sorry, have other plans" while raging with the fire of a million exploding suns. Or you could go louder...

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