Chances are, by now, you’ve taken Facebook Places for a spin. If you haven’t, Facebook really, really wants you to, having unleashed this unbelievably sappy promotional video into the internet. What amounts to Foursquare: Blue Version is touted as the most teary, sentimental thing in the universe. I almost expected the whole thing to end on a flowery photo album closing and an old man shedding a tear, having looked back on his life, remembering all those times he used Facebook Places to create his fondest memories.
And speaking of which, did you notice something about the dialog? Right at the end there, at around 2:10. Let me transcribe this for you. It’s surreal.
It’s a way for you to capture these memories in your life… to keep these markers on a timeline that you’ll go back and look at in 20 or 30 years and say ‘I remember that day so clearly’.
Facebook thinks we’re going to be using Facebook in thirty years.
Keep dreamin’, Zuckerberg.