Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another Reason I Could Live Without Facebook

Every couple of days I get an email from "Compare People"

These emails tell me what apparently, my friends' friends are saying about me. That's all fine and good I guess, but more often than not they are telling me who my hottest friends are.

I have two friends who are the hottest each with about a million votes and then it drops off dramatically to the next three. I think those two friends are voting for each other. And that's just the females.

This all knowing (relationship and self-esteem destroying) entity "Compare People" also tells me who among my male friends is most desirable to date (because girls don't care about hotness, you know, we just care about the relationship). I have to admit the top two guys are fab guys and I can completely understand why a girl might desire to date them. Absolutely. But guess who number three is? Wess Stafford!!! The CEO of Compassion International. It's not that I don't think he's a wonderful man, but he's married! And also, I'd like to point out, a bit older than the other guys in this pool.

Ha. Well anyway, "Compare People" gets ignored by me everytime. I never add this application. (though I don't know how they started sending me emails) I just don't see the need for such a thing in our world of delightfully unique and wonderful people who all have something important to contribute to the planet. Something which probably can't be measured or sometimes seen on the superficial level of a facebook profile.

PS. I am still dreadfully addicted to Scramble and Scrabulous, though.


euphrony said...

I was just added as a friend on Facebook by a I know from church.

I didn't know I had a Facebook account. Surprise!

Krista said...

You can stop all the emails from Facebook if you want to... I think it's under my account or preferences or something. I did.
And you shouldn't be getting any emails from compare people unless you signed up for it. On the left hand sidebar where your "applications" are there should be a small edit button under the search bar. Choose that and then you can either edit your preferences for compare people or delete it altogether.
I'm a big fan of facebook!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE SCRABULOUS! Although, I'm pretty bad at it...

J. Kaye Oldner said...

LOLOLOL! I just posted about Facebook today! I have finally understood its purpose and now you tell me there is Scramble and Scrabulous. Ah man, it's all too much...

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