Truly social profiles

February 21, 2007

One of the oddities about social networking profiles is that they’ve never been all that… you know, social. They seem to be less about actual fellowship and good times, more about creating a persona — projecting an image of who you’d LIKE to be to people who don’t know you very well. That aspect of the web actually sort of creeps me out.

I always thought it would be cooler to get your actual friends to reveal stuff about you — and call bullshit on you if necessary. Not only would it be less trite, but you might actually end up getting some fresh insight into yourself and why people like you. So I invite you to answer the question of the week on my public profile (hint: invite me to something using Renkoo) — and if we’re friends, check your profile cause I might have left you an answer already :-).

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