You’ll get two new rows on your Netflix homepage. The “Favorites” row will show what movies your friends rated with four or five stars, while the “Recently Watched” row will display movies your friends are watching or have watched recently. But that’s not all, there’s also the option to post these tidbits to your Facebook wall.
WHY?! I do not want this. I do not want to know what obscure shows my Facebook friends are watching. Why are we over-sharing everything? I want to binge-watch Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill in peace! And what if I want to watch old episodes of Instant Star that I don’t really want people to know about? (Note: that is just an example…)
I know you’re all going to be like, “Well then don’t sign up for it.” But don’t you remember what happened when Facebook introduced Timeline? You could hold onto your old FB profile for a bit. At least until Facebook forced you to get it.
The same thing is going to happen here. I’m going to hold out as lost as possible to not share my Netflix queue until they make me.
I get that we’re living in this digital age, and we feel the need to share everything with everyone. But can’t some things remain sacred? Can’t we just have one thing that we don’t share with our friends? Can’t we watch all the seasons of Laguna Beach one weekend while crying into Oreos dipped in Nutella without anyone knowing that level of shame?
Not that I’ve ever done that.
What do you think about Netflix Social? Do you want your friends to see your Netflix queue? Tell me in the comments!