Theoretically, Facebook is designed for real people – that is, flesh and blood people who are either alive or, through a specially arranged memorial page, have recently died – to meet up with and communicate with their friends. Twitter, on the other hand, is a medium whereby anyone can communicate with anyone else, and where prominent people – so-called VIPs and stars of stage, screen and their own mind – tell the world what they’re doing, from changing jobs through to the smallest, most insignificant details of their lives.
Neither Facebook nor Twitter, according to their own definitions, are designed for non-existent characters, in theory. So perhaps it comes as something of a surprise to many who have had their Facebook accounts terminated without warning or reason to learn that a world famous ex-couple have announced that, after seven years separation, they are a pair once more. The announcement came through Facebook back in January and, as is only right, has managed to excite the interest of the media to nothing more than a click onto the next page. Ken Carson, it has been announced, is getting back together with Barbie.