February 05, 2009

25 Things I Didn't Want to Know About You

This article was mildly amusing. Two quick comments. this meme went through the blogosphere years ago and just keeps being regenerated. It is a bit like old luggage, you can't quite lose it.

Second, if this sort of stuff bothers/bores you why would you take the time to read it.

A girl I knew in high school has memorized all of Janet Jackson's dance routines. A college acquaintance is afraid of train whistles. Five separate people harbor lifelong desires to visit New Zealand. How do I know these things? Because they won't stop writing about them on Facebook!

Facebook's "25 Things About Me" meme seems harmless enough; people write 25 facts about themselves and post them on their Facebook pages, just as they do with videos, status updates and photos of last weekend's party. An estimated 5 million of these notes — that's 125 million facts — have appeared on the website within the past week. Assuming it takes someone 10 minutes to come up with their list, this recent bout of viral narcissism has sent roughly 800,000 hours of worktime productivity down the drain.

3 comments:

~ Sarah ~ said...

yeh, i got tagged with that one.
do i HAVE to tell the world that stuff? cos i don't feel like it. you don't want to know anyway...

there are better and more productive ways to waste time.

Miriam L said...

I agree with your comment: if this sort of stuff bothers/bores you why would you take the time to read it.

Back in the days of my first blog, I would get comments from people who said they hated my blog and wanted me to stop writing. Wouldn't it have made more sense for them to simply stop reading it?

Jack said...

I am still getting tagged by people who want me to play.

Miriam,

I figure that if they care enough to tell me to stop I care enough not to.