Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Thoughts..... on the politics....... of Friendster

So Friendster is very important to the current existence of the gay community, at least in DC. If you are gay, you are on friendster, it doesn't matter if you're ugly, fat, or otherwise gay socially unacceptable, you have a profile and have put your favorite books/movies/foods for all the world to see. There are however established rules that should be followed when creating/maintaining your friendster profile......

1) If you haven't been told by several different sober people that don't owe you money that you should be sans shirt all the time..... don't put a shirtless picture of yourself on your profile

2) Odds are you aren't a model, you've never asked to be a model, and if you have ever been asked to participate in a "shoot" it was probably the sketchy older gentleman that wanted you to pose for a "private shoot", so take that sour look off your face like you're Giselle Bundchen..... chances are you aren't. (and posing for MW doesn't count, I've been there and done that and the only thing that MW makes you is having everyone know your first name for a week)

3) You are not looking for "activity partners" that's tacky.....

4) Friendster is like third grade, the more friends you have, the better you are.... HOWEVER, if you have friends like "veuve cliquot" or "Louis Vuitton" or any of the "Paris Hilton" wannabees those don't count, those make you look sad..... v. v. sad. Oh and the more friends from the Phillipines/ every south asian country that apparently does nothing all day but request friends on friendster all day don't count either.

5) If you say "government" as your occupation, I'm pretty sure you don't have code word clearance.... there's no need to be super shady, you can be ok in your "office bitch"-ness like the rest of us.

6) If you put your profile as available only to closely connected members.... yeah you aren't that cool.....hate to be the one to tell you but yeah.... you just aren't...

And if you follow these simple rules then you, yes you, can be in the national gay registry..... I mean Friendster....

3 comments:

The Boy said...

I'm not on friendster.

And funny post.

Dale said...

you are one of the few who has eluded the registry, I'm suprised you haven't been recruited by your gay friends who need your support to boost the number of "friends" on their lists.

The Party Girl said...

While The Boy doesn't have a profile, he has occasionally used the registery for research purposes. The Urban Family excels at stalking, er, research.

By the way, you're blog is hysterical. LOVE IT!