March 2, 2011
I’ve been unsubscribing to lots of things lately- boring RSS feeds, spammy Facebook groups, email newsletters. Kind of like a toddler who just learned the word “NO”.
Today I tried to unsubscribe from this one newsletter, and the site redirected me to this page:
Is that my email address?
Well how the f*** am I s******* to k***?
October 8, 2010
Craigslist TV is a brilliantly simple idea: pick interesting Craigslist listings and document the responses.
Here’s one where a woman has an accordian to give away, and chooses three respondents to come play at her dinner party. Her guests’ favourite accordianist will win the free squeezebox. The footage is a bit jumpy, but it’s quite nicely put together nonetheless; surprisingly fun to watch.
March 19, 2010
Here’s the best guy on Chatroulette. You could click around all week on there and not be so lucky.
Thanks to Rebecca and Jennifer for the tip.
So yeah, a lot of people speculated that Merton is actually Ben Folds. But then Ben Folds did a tribute to Merton at a show in NC, which would seem to suggest that he’s not the guy? Watch and decide. Ben Folds is pretty awesome, that’s what I decided.
March 8, 2010
You guys, I don’t want to blow your minds or anything, but now you can have group chats on Gmail.
We used our collective chatting ability to solve important problems, like where to eat dinner tonight.
February 25, 2010
I get a friend request on Facebook from “Peter Banks”, a guy I’ve never met. We do have one mutual friend, but to be honest I don’t know that guy very well either; he’s a friend’s brother and I’ve only met him once. A name like Peter Banks is so common it’s unGoogle-able, so no help there. Peter’s profile is pretty bare. There is one photo of a twenty-something male model- which could be an actual photo of Peter, I guess, since our one mutual friend does a little modelling too. And his profile says he’s “in a relationship”, so maybe he’s not just trying to flirt with random girls, which would have been my first guess.
ME: Hey Peter, thanks for the friend request. Have we met in real life?
PETER: Hey Nicole, never had the pleasure of meeting you in real life. I signed up for FB mainly for netwoking, but making a few friends along the way would be an added bonus. If you only accept people you know then no worries & sorry to trouble you.
I do not at all understand. How is it networking (excuse me, “netwoking”) to randomly friend people with no preamble? That’s not networking, that’s just… weird. It’s like coming to a party and just staring at someone for an hour instead of saying hi. What, am I going to friend a complete stranger and then somehow we’re in some sort of viable network together, sharing, what, tips? Is it like, if you stare at another person at a party long enough they might give you a job reference or something? I’m no expert but I do not think that’s how this works. Is it? Why am I asking this? *head explodes*
So I just hit “Accept friend request” and we’ll see what happens. Oh no wait, I did not do that.
February 17, 2010
The OKCupid blog, you guys (OKC is an online dating site). Off the hook. A really interesting, statistically-supported, and very modern look at human sexual psychology.
Older women are very attractive, put-together, GGG, and overall dateable.
What types of photos are most compelling?.
How race affects success in online dating (ouch)
Man, this blog is fascinating.
Atlantic blogger extraordinaire Ta-Nehisi Coates rebuts OKC’s conclusions about black women being treated as undesirable in online dating.