One of my friends sent me a link to a clip from a BBC comedy show named The Wall this morning.  This Facebook in the real world clip, which is found on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish blog on The Atlantic‘s site, shows a man knocking on an old acquaintance’s door. 

The visitor then proceeds to poke the bewildered bloke, tells him that they used to know each other but didn’t get along, requests that he be his friend, etc. while someone else posts embarrassing pictures on the wall of this bloke’s house for the rest of his friends to see.

As weird as this sounds, I think it is important for us to remember what you actually do on a social networking site.  While social networks are very useful, we must remember that sometimes we behave in ways that we would not do in real life.  That’s why this video is particularly funny and helpful for use to remember what exactly we’re doing on Facebook, MySpace, and similar sites.