14 October 2012

A status is a place--

a temporary position in spacetime, a location of thought, emotion, and whim. I've started experimenting with Facebook's "place" function, or "checking in." When used, Facebook creates a very specific linguistic structure that begins "Matt Bennett was at," so I have started to play with that preposition and what it can be made to say. I am not sure if anyone will even notice that I am doing it with the location feature.  Previously, I would occasionally check in at "reality," but that went unnoticed.

4 comments:

Ryan Muddiman said...

Love it!

Matt Bennett said...

I love that you noticed! :D

Matt Bennett said...

I discovered that the location function, when used with a photograph, employs a bit of a different structure: "Matt Bennett at..." Omitting the copula.

Chrissy said...

Your statuses have been great and enjoyable. I had to click on your blog to read about it! Very nifty feature.