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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Tuesday (10/14/08) 11:07am - ... wherein Peter looks over his "Compare People" results.

I've had the "Compare People" facebook app installed on my facebook account for some time now.[1]  True to its name, "Compare People" will present you with two of your friends, and ask you to vote for which of them is (say) smarter.  Then the "Compare People" servers collate the win and loss records, and you can see how many times you were voted smarter than a friend, how many times a friend was voted smarter than you, and where you stand, ranking-wise, among your friends w/r/t smartness... smartity... whatever it's called.

The whole thing feels like a wildly-inaccurate version of the nohari/johari windows -- like all facebook apps, it's a useless & amusing time-killer.

Some reflections on my current standings:

  1. Looks like I have garnered first place in the cherished "more well-mannered" category, so SUCK ON THAT BITCHEZ MUHUHUHAHAHAA
  2. I've placed 15th for "smells nicer".  I never know what to do with this category.  I don't actually know how my friends smell -- as far as I can tell, none of them are particularly pungent.  Do I just have an insensitive nose?  Am I supposed to be sniffing people more?
  3. "Rather sleep with" (42nd place) easily outpaces "Rather date" (73rd place).  I feel used.
  4. Got 13th place for "more likely to do a favor for me".  Evidently, I *am* used.
  5. I note that I place a disappointing-but-respectable 42nd in the "sexier" category.  I'm sure I would have placed higher if I didn't know so many freakishly sexy people.  Damn your irresistible pulchritude!
  6. As racingpenguins has pointed out, the "rather get stuck in handcuffs with" category is a bit odd.  I always took it as a rating of how well you could endure being in someone's company constantly over a protracted period.  Other people may have kinkier interpretations -- so I don't really know what to make of my 30th-place showing.
  7. "More outgoing":  six comparisons, six losses, 121st place.  No surprises there.
  8. "More likely to win in a fight":  five comparisons, *four* losses, 102nd place.  Wait, there's somebody out there I would beat in a fight?  Seriously?  That must be a sympathy vote.
  9. I was surprised and flattered to get such high marks for "braver" (10th place) and "better dancer" (5th place).  I'm guessing people overestimate the amount of courage it takes to do improv.  As for the dancing thing, I can only conclude that the "Compare People" algorithms are flawless and this constitutes conclusive proof that I am a complete badass.
  10. Where do I have the lowest ranking?  "Funnier."  138th place.  If I list out my friends in order of the funny, I get abridged right off of the list.  Wait, what?


[1] N. B.:  I have way too many facebook apps installed.  Facebook itself has been a crappy netizen as far as user security, and the apps are even *less* trustworthy.  I'm sure that even as I write this, one of these apps is busy selling my phone number to Korean Viagra spammers.

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From:midorable
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:12am
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I've placed 15th for "smells nicer". I never know what to do with this category. I don't actually know how my friends smell -- as far as I can tell, none of them are particularly pungent. Do I just have an insensitive nose? Am I supposed to be sniffing people more?

Well, this one dancers tend to identify more than others. When you're dancing as close as we do sometimes, after a few times some guys do have B.O. They probably don't know it. And let me just say, not every guy is like you that are prepared to change shirt and wipe off sweat. Yes, I've been dripped on before, and they don't smell good. Girls on the other hand, you wouldn't want to dance w/ girls tht smells, and we know this, so we make an effort. ;0)
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From:hujhax
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:43am
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(Camping towels FTW!)

I'm guessing the height difference matters, too -- often my nose is a foot or so above the follow.
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From:midorable
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 11:12am
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Precisely, there are 4 guys in my scenes are unusually tall (dubbed themselves as the Monsters of Swing), one of whom often drips on me. And if I'm shorter, I'd be right at his armpit... so you know how that goes...
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From:britbrizat
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:26am
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I'm last place for funnier too! This was a huge blow to my ego. :P
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From:la_directora
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:28am
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Okay, if both of you are ranking last for "funny" in this thing, then clearly the app is broken.

I'm just saying.
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From:britbrizat
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:33am
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Aw, you're too sweet to put me in the same funny category as Peter. I do like to think I am at least somewhat amusing, though.

My 'funny' ranking has actually moved up to 48th place, even though 0/3 people think I'm funny. My last places are:

rather be trapped on a desert island with
more well-mannered
rather travel with

I call shenanigans (except on the more well-mannered. I concede that point)!
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From:britbrizat
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:30am
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Also, I find it strange that only three people have been asked how funny I am, and 20 something people have compared my hotness. Why does the Facebook application not ask people to compare my hilarity? I'm FUNNY dammit!
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From:hujhax
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:41am
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I must be at least partly responsible for this imbalance, since I've gone through the app a bunch of times with 'Dating'-category questions only.
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From:britbrizat
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 10:44am
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Oh, I didn't even know that was an option! That explains a lot. :)
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From:la_directora
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 11:19am
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And whether or not someone is funny isn't a "dating" category question? Now I call shenanigans. And I sure as hell won't be using Facebook to assess dating options, that's for sure, now that I know that.
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From:shadyglenn
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 12:19pm
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psst...I think they mean funny-ha-ha, not the other one.
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From:britbrizat
Date:Tuesday (10/14/08) 12:21pm
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:P
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