I have always thought that Facebook uses the weirdest language I have ever seen:
Wee Loon Ong and Yee Pin Tan are now friends.
John Doe is now in a relationship.
You have 10 friends.It's as if Wee Loon and Yee Pin were not friends before they added each other in Facebook; or they need Facebook's cap mohor to be friends. Facebook also seems to find a need to declare "you are now in a relationship", the same way as a pastor saying "you may now kiss your bride". It doesn't help when Facebook occasionally also announces "John Kay and Cecilia Aniston ended their relationship".
Today, Multiply (another social website) totally trumped Facebook by taking the language to an entirely different level:
Chang Ching Yew has invited you to be his brother.This is getting more and more ridiculous, one day everyone will be doing this:
Facebook defines relationships. 'Yeah, we would have broken up last night, but the net connection was down.'
p/s: By the way, my mum hasn't accepted my invitation in Multiply.