Saturday, July 7, 2007

Joining my Nerdwork...

Despite my persistant protests that I am too old to have a MySpace profile, I finally gave in and jumped on the bandwagon. I used to have a profile that I merely used to check out other people's profiles (kind of like my LJ account, only Even More Lame) but the email account it was attached to finally died--choked to death on spam--and I decided I might as well make a profile that didn't wholly suck. So far I have 6 whole friends, which doesn't particularly worry me. But were I, say, a 14 year old girl, I can see how MySpace could become a vital new tool of the social dissing that formerly only occurred in the locker bays and gym classes of high schools around the country. Friended by the popular kids? Unfriended by your former best friend? A sudden friend request from the hottest jock on the football team? Who's got the most profile views this week? Jesus... what a terrifying vision. Though, really, I was damn oblivious to my own unpopularity in high school, I probably would have been the one whose MySpace was all pictures of Star Trek mashups and ewoks and 70's metal bands, and who was perfectly happy with only 6 friends. But I can see the potential here for the kids who do care--now you don't even have to leave the comfort of home to know you're not popular! Hooray! Wow.

3 comments:

Haywain McTarry said...

Even though it doesn't matter to you, you can count on me as a silent friend, as I would friend you if only I were a MySpacer. So it's like you have 6.5 friends now... :-P

The Wax Lion said...

awww.... that's almost like being half popular! :)

Haywain McTarry said...

Yeah, emphasis on the word "almost." :-P