Feature Development for Social Networking

Hugo Award-nominated author Ben Rosenbaum spins this tale of a zombie apocalypse, told through Facebook postings within a circle of friends dealing with an infection and internal Facebook company emails debating on adding a feature to identify friends as zombies. It’s hilarious but incredibly specific to the worlds of using and building social networks. What’s also interesting, to me, is how the writing emulates the interfaces of status updates and user emails, almost replicating them — user interfaces as fiction. Read the short story here; you probably won’t be able to stop scrolling.