Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You can't break the chain...

So I saw a friend's status on facebook recently, and it went a little something like this...:

"'Like' my status and I'll tell you: 1. something I'velearned about you while looking at your wall for 13 seconds. 2. the coloryou remind me of. 3. my first memory of you. 4. the animal you remind meof. 5. ask something I've always wondered about you. 6. my favoritething about you. 7. give you a weird nickname. 8. whats on my shirt right now. 9. challenge you to post this in 18 minutes"

Needless to say... I "liked" the status.  What can I say?  Curiosity got the best of me, as it will with a lot of people.  But I couldn't help but think that this was resembling something I've seen before, namely the chain e-mails we all remember getting way back when.  Who knows, some of you may still get them from time to time.  Anyway, I just thought about those chain e-mails and how I never realized that those were one of the first forms of interaction on the web that I've ever had, and waddaya know, they're still around.  And hey, waddaya know, they still work.  It's just a matter of changing how you use them.

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