Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Adjacent posts about crows and ravens: Coincidences in the Most Recent feed on Facebook

Sometimes on Facebook, two posts about the same thing show up next to each other in my Most Recent feed. Just now, one friend posted an article about "How to Befriend a Crow" and added a line from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" that one should not scream when befriending black birds; right below it, another friend shared pictures of a raven sculpture in Virginia. Posted one minute apart, these posts were adjacent because none of my other friends posted anything between them. And as these two friends have no friends in common but me, nobody else could have seen the two posts next to each other in their own feed. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 1 November 2022)




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