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The 14 Stupidest Ways Facebook Now Lets You Update Your Status

Facebook just rolled out a new set of status options in the UK. They seem pretty dumb.

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Go to update your status and you'll now see a smiley icon, which brings up a menu of options: feeling, watching, reading, listening to, drinking, and eating.

The first of these involves emoticons, and is very MSN Messenger/early Myspace. The latter all link to the relevant Facebook pages.

It's kind of fun, but also feels a little juvenile, and raises a number of questions. Such as...


7. The auto-suggestions are weird too. Why does Facebook suggest to me these five books above all others?

These are presumably supposed to be tailored to your tastes, but I have never Liked any of these things, or anything remotely related to them.


This might not be a permanent feature. Facebook has described the new emoticons as "just a small test to see if people are interested in sharing their actions in a more visual way."

Let's hope they don't take it off in a big way. After all, if users' feeds get cluttered with these new actions, they'll want to use this one pretty much all the time.