March 05, 2006

Facebook – a popularity contest??

It seems as though facebook is the hot new phase to hit Warwick. But what is really the point of facebook, apart from showing everyone how popular you want them to believe you are??

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  1. Even people I know who are addicted to it admit it's just a popularity contest. I think it might be that I'm just too old to care about it…

    05 Mar 2006, 19:19

  2. because aren't all popularity contests fun?

    05 Mar 2006, 19:26

  3. stupid mcdupid

    can some one explain what it is, everyone is talking bout it but no one has said wat it is…

    05 Mar 2006, 19:32

  4. If you can wait six weeks, there might be a RaW documentary on this bizarre phenomenon. Personally I don't understand why people are bothered by it. Looks like a glorified MSN-Friends Reunited hybrid.

    05 Mar 2006, 19:41

  5. I quite like being able to see what people I was with at high school are up to now.
    It fills a Friends Reunited / MySpace role for me.

    05 Mar 2006, 22:41

  6. what i found most odd with facebook was that they asked you to state relationship status, whether you like men or females, religion and political views (?). i really don't see why this would be of any importance or interest to 'friends' who should already know this about you anyway.

    05 Mar 2006, 23:32

  7. i really don't see why this would be of any importance or interest to 'friends' who should already know this about you anyway

    I think Facebook’s appeal lies largely in the ability to see info on those you only know in passing, or perhaps those seen but never actually met. It’s voyeuristic to an extent, but I’ll readily admit to being a bit nosy. The fact that people are ‘linked’ via friends and have studenthood in common makes the whole thing much different in nature to a hypothetical site listing info on random individuals off the street.

    05 Mar 2006, 23:53

  8. I wrote a bit about it here: http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/kieranshaw/entry/warwick_facebook_social/

    As Iyobosa says, I think it is about the voyeuristic aspects, as shown in this great video about Facebook

    06 Mar 2006, 09:23

  9. Personally, I use it to keep track of the looooosers I went to school with and wake up every morning with a smug sense of satisfaction that I am, indeed, not them.

    I also like to leave abusive messages for the people I do like. Kind of like what I do with blogs. Meh, inverted inschmerted…

    07 Mar 2006, 23:42

  10. Bemma Eoswood

    I agree emma

    08 Mar 2006, 17:54

  11. Crolly Huise

    This is just getting weird.

    08 Mar 2006, 18:29

  12. I hate it so much I can't even describe it! Don't submit! I will scream at the next person on Facebook in the computer centre. (I'm also afraid that my Boar article is partly responsible for so many people giving a crap about it)

    09 Mar 2006, 00:14

  13. There is nothing you can do now.
    It has begun.

    09 Mar 2006, 00:39


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