Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Lol 25 random facts

I'm kidding. I didn't participate in that Facebook meme. Instead, I'm complaining about it.

The whole thing reminds me of one of those bad icebreakers they force you to do at group events you don't want to attend. For example:
"Ok everybody, we're gonna stand in a circle. Everyone go around, say your name, then say (what animal you would want to be reincarnated as/one embarassing moment/your major/one fun fact...)."

Sure, and that can be great when you're new to a place, but the people that get tagged are the person's friends. They're supposed to already know the fun facts or learn them as friendship grows. People build friendships on trust, not telling each other cute anecdotes.

Since these lists are useless, why do people keep doing them? Vanity. The author of every list gets to present to the world how truly unique they are, yet they're following a trend everybody else is doing. Uniqueness by fashion--great, it's the Internet's incarnation of Hot Topic.

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