Unnatural progression

I can’t say I’m surprised by this. It was the next [il]logical step in the evolution of communication.

Australia OKs Facebook for serving lien notice

CANBERRA, Australia – You’ve been “superpoked” — and served. A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.

The Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court last Friday approved lawyer Mark McCormack’s application to use Facebook to serve the legally binding documents after several failed attempts to contact the couple at the house and by e-mail.

What’s next, declaring a couple divorced when one disheartened spouse changes his/her relationship status to “single” or, worse, “it’s complicated”? Being fired by being unfriended by your boss, or kicked out of your employer’s group? Considering your Christmas obligations fulfilled because you gave someone a hatching gift that turned out to be a dog wearing reindeer antlers? Being bombarded by application invitations to the point that you’re going to strangle the next person th — wait, that’s already happening. I’m pretty much ready for anything now.

Unnatural progression

2 Responses

  1. Well, the thing is…it seems very easy to ignore these notices if they are on facebook. Not very effective, me thinks.

    They’ve probably been ignoring the ones via mail, telephone, and email all the while, so one more mode of communication ignored won’t hurt.

  2. So glad I’ve stayed off My Space-Facebook-any of that crap

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