I'm guessing Facebook is working on getting individual pages to link up in various "social network" ways within the Facebook website. I'm assuming it's all for the business interests of Facebook. But perhaps the company is trying to help political parties (and causes) organize and communicate. All this idiosyncratic nomenclature cuts off the pathways of power.
This makes me wonder what I have on my Facebook page. Oh, I see. I wrote: "read my blog." But now what it says is "Other" on a separate line before what I wrote. And "Other" is hot-linked to a Facebook page for "Other," where the content is lifted from the Wikipedia article "Other":
The Other or Constitutive Other (also the verb othering) is a key concept in continental philosophy; it opposes the Same."Same" and "continental philosophy" are hot-linked to other Facebook pages. So lots of linkage, plus the insane idea that I have identified myself with some damned continental philosophy concept!
The Other refers, or attempts to refer, to that which is other than the initial concept being considered. The Constitutive Other often denotes a person Other than one’s self; hence, the Other is identified as “different”; thus the spelling often is capitalized.That's rich. And actually, accidentally sort of true, since I'm keeping out of all the established political identifications. But I don't need Facebook insinuating that I'm somebody else's not-self.
A person's definition of the 'Other' is part of what defines or even constitutes the self (in both a psychological and philosophical sense) and other phenomena and cultural units. It has been used in social science to understand the processes by which societies and groups exclude 'Others' whom they want to subordinate or who do not fit into their society.I am Facebook's Other! I am what Facebook wants to subordinate because I do not fit into its society/social network.
(By the way, I'm not looking for Facebook friends, so please don't ask.)