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Here's how Facebook is about to ruin your social life

Facebook is great.

What with all the unnecessary paranoia, social anxiety and general feelings of animosity towards all your "friends" for making you feel bad about your own crappy, non-filtered, brunch-less, baby-free life.

And guess what? It's about to get a whole lot greater.

Facebook is en route to ruin your real life social life, as it rolls out read receipts for Events.

Soon, it will no longer be possible to pretend you haven't seen the invite to John's "I'm turning 30, so let's go out and get wrecked, in Spain, for two and a half weeks", event which he so wittily illustrated with a still from The Inbetweeners Movie.

A spokesperson told the Daily Dot:

We're piloting the ability for private event hosts and guests to know whether their friends they invited have seen the event.

The tool will give hosts a better idea of who they need to chase, how many people will actually turn up and will allow them to plan a more efficient party.

The tool will also make it more difficult to disguise your disdain for other humans.

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