I love this, and it reminds me of Steven Pinker's "The Language Instinct" where he mentions some stats about the most common dialects of English world-wide are not actually in "native" English speaking countries, but in regions in south-east Asia, as well as India and, increasingly, China.
It's highly likely that, in two or three generations, all of the English speaking population of the world will be "reflexifying" their verbs... Please excuse my mangling of my native tongue :-)
I strongly suspect that this has arisen from Google searching, where people naturally write their queries to complete the sentence "I would like some information about ________."
I've seen that most often from people of Indian origin. Not so much from Pakastanis though.
Around 5-10 years ago I used to commonly see "I have doubt on how to <XXX>". I don't see it quite as often now days.
Sam added a feature. [Sam did or achieved something and has gained some partial responsibility for the end product]
We added a feature. [Sam is lost in the collective, but at least he is part of us]
A feature was added. [name omitted and agency de-emphasized, but the omission is a bit pointed; one still could wonder who added it]
The feature landed. [not even an implied agent here]
This progression removes more and more of the ownership and achievement of the paid worker-bees until they aren't even there. Then, features are simply landing left and right out of the sky, according to the Jobs-like "vision" of designers, PMs, executives.
Edit: it's like "damnatio memoriae" for the people who are actually laying the brick.
The problem is when it's "the feature landed" but then "Sam broke the feature".