Over the years, Jennifer Aniston has had to talk about the possibility of doing a Friends reunion. Now, she has a good reason to explain why it’ll never happen: social media, which has already ruined your social life and maybe American democracy. “I don’t know what we would do,” Aniston said in an interview with ITV’s Lorraine Kelly. “I think that period of time was sort of nostalgic, you know? … I think people have such affection for it, even though it was only 12 years ago since it ended … there was something about a time where our faces weren’t shoved into cell phones and we weren’t, like, checking Facebooks and Instagram, and we were in a room together, or at a coffee shop together, and we were talking … having conversations. And we’ve lost that.” And honestly, yes, Friends would be pretty different if everyone had smartphones, and who really wants to watch Rachel arrange her Pinterest for 30 minutes at a time? But think of the possibilities for shenanigans: Phoebe thinks a Twitter spambot is in love with her. Joey realizes he’s only getting parts because there’s a younger, hotter Joey Tribbiani on Instagram. Monica makes Chandler help her find the one person to give her food a bad Yelp review. C’mon, Jen, you have a whole episode right there!
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