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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! Facebook Turns 6

February 4th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

It’s hard to believe that Facebook was launched six years ago today–where did the time go?

Oh, that’s right. Facebook ATE it.

It sucked it, wasted it, and frittered it away with its poking and SuperPoking and its Zombies and Vampires and those virtual gifts we actually spent non-virtual money on and its middle-of-the-night defriending sprees and its putting your Mom on limited profile once she joined so she wouldn’t see all of your stoned pics and its Scrabulous and Scrabble and Mafia Wars and its 25 Things list and other oversharing memes and its secret groups and Fan Pages and Doppelgänger Week–oh, Doppelgänger Week, how we loved thee–and [deep breath] that thing it was actually designed for, connecting with people or whatever, finding old classmates/childhood friends/colleagues/exes you were happy to see had gotten fat yada yada, and flirting with strangers.

Good lord. Now that we think about it, what did we do before Facebook filled our lives with all of this, well, filler? Like, actually talk to people? Weird.

[Facebook Wikipedia page]

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Who’s Your Doppelgänger?

January 29th, 2010 | 13 comments | Posted by Jen

It’s Doppelgänger Week on Facebook, a meme created by one Bob Patel–an Indian Tom Selleck-lookalike who I’m not convinced is real–and unlike so many Facebook memes, this one you might actually want to participate in, probably because it doesn’t involve divulging embarrassing, oversharesky details from your life to so-called “friends” who, alas, really don’t give a shit.

The idea is simple: replace your profile pic with one of your celebrity doppelgänger. And don’t be a party poop and be like, “I don’t have a doppelgänger, bah humbug” or “I’m Asian, I can only be Bruce Lee.” Facebook hasn’t been this much dumb fun since before my your mother joined, trust.

Here are our lookalikes:

Side-Pony Sistas

Chicks of a certain age will recognize my doppelgänger’s Claudia Kishi from The Baby-sitters Club. And yes, I’m aware she isn’t real, but oh how I wish she were, mostly so I could raid her closet and Single Yellow Female her much talked about style.

Then there’s Diana’s doppelgänger, transcending racial boundaries:

Di-e-sha!!!

WEIRD, right?

So who’s your doppelgänger? Tell us in the comments section. Don’t stop there…make it your avatar.

[HuffPo: Interview with Bob Patel, Creator of "Doppelganger Week" on Facebook]

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Facebook Meme Has Us Going Postal

March 10th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

You know the latest Facebook meme, where people are tagging their friends in grid-like, mostly illustrated photo-lists that break down their personality types (“the lazy one,” “the flirt,” “the crackhead”)? Well, I saw another example of this meme yesterday on urlesque that was a “Most Likely To” list, and one thing in particular caught my eye:


Is that really an Asian dude with wack hair under “Most Likely to Go Postal”? So we’re the face of psychotic rage now?

Dude. That sucks. I think I’m going to go out and shoot some people.

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