Can someone please tell me WHY we would want to incorporate social networking into our cars? General Motors’ OnStar communications business will begin this month to offer in-car connections allowing subscribers “the chance to have their Facebook and text messages read to them. Users will also be able to text and update their Facebook accounts through voice commands.” As if drivers aren’t distracted enough now we want to tempt them with social networking while on the road? Really?!?

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It’s safe to say we’ve reached the pinnacle of humanity with this next bit of news: you’ll soon be able to update your Facebook status using OnStar. It’s the first “entertainment-y” option to be offered by OnStar, perhaps designed to cash in on some of the goodwill that has gone Ford’s way with its Sync system.

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