I related to Lanier's article on gadgets, but I thought about it beyond just avatars. What I've noticed recently is that when facebook changes something people tend to get upset or complain. It alters the way they present themselves on their status updates, as well as generates uncertainty with the site. What I find most interesting is the recent update with facebook timeline. Users have deleted their facebook pages and created new ones in fear that people may judge them based on past status updates. One of my friends mentioned how he is not the same person he was two years ago and did not want people seeing him at his low points.
This video I believe helps emphasize this point. We have become so embedded with facebook, that it is becoming a part of our everyday lives, and the changes influence users.