Selected results from the Google search ‘I had a nightmare about Facebook’:
“I was sleeping and dreamed I had been having a conversation via email in Facebook with a friend…So my friend had sent me something and…I somehow went to another friend’s page and sent a message to them instead. The friend I sent the message to isn’t someone I know well and I would never send them any kind of flirty message. So I was quite distraught that I had. I freaked out in the dream. I was panicking. So rather than just sending another email saying, “Whoops! Sorry!” I deleted the friend. Then I was so frustrated that I couldn’t even flirt properly that I just didn’t flirt anymore with the one that was flirting.”
“Last night i had a nightmare about facebook, this morning i woke up and de-activated it. hopefully (doubtfully) for good.”
“I can’t believe i had a nightmare about facebook and lj. i dreamed that he changed his status from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship’ and then i posted my reaction on lj: ‘nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!’
“I had a nightmare about… Facebook? I feel proud of myself for not having one. (…Yet…)
So restless sleep all night, and high on lack of sleep right now.”
It’s interesting that at least two of these nightmares involve violating some codes of conduct on Facebook. In that sense, they are similar to the familiar “naked at school” dreams, but I still think it’s interesting the whatever part of the brain cooks up dreams has decided Facebook is a realm in which these anxieties are valid.