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Cryptic observation

  • 22nd Oct, 2005 at 1:13 PM

The Internet is full of people with weblogs who write about things in the vaguest possible terms. There is just enough histrionics to pique the curiousity, without enough context to be actually coherent. I'm feeling sort of left out in this trend, but I do abhor dramatics and discombobulation. So here is a message, in my own cryptic style:

Lemma 1: Attractive people draw more attention.

Corollary 1.1: Attractive people who post pictures of themselves on the Internet, draw more attention.

Lemma 2: Attention, on a weblog, is shown in the form of commenting.

Corollary 1.2: Attractive people who post pictures of themselves on their weblogs, attract more comments.

Theorem 3: The attractiveness of a person with a weblog can be defined as c/f, where c is the number of "hawt" comments to photographs, and f is the number of friends subscribed to that person's weblog.

Proof of Theorem 3 is left as an exercise to the reader.


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22nd Oct, 2005 17:51 (UTC)
22nd Oct, 2005 17:58 (UTC)
22nd Oct, 2005 18:01 (UTC)
So the number of friends is inversely proportional to attractiveness?
22nd Oct, 2005 18:05 (UTC)
We're forced to use f to normalize c.
22nd Oct, 2005 18:01 (UTC)
omg hawt xoxoxo
22nd Oct, 2005 18:04 (UTC)

but I think this definition risks degeneracy when high volumes of non-friended commenters say "hawt"... not to mention, there is the possibility of someone purposely keeping their friends list trim in an effort to artificially inflate their c/f ratio: the new accounting scandal. You heard it here first.
22nd Oct, 2005 18:10 (UTC)
Well, f isn't defined as how many friends the person has added. It's the number of people who have friended this person. You really have little control over that.

The scandal can happen if just subsequently piss off all your friends, which artificially suppresses f. Now, if only I could figure a way to use this scam to get money, sex, and power...
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22nd Oct, 2005 19:36 (UTC)
Excluding, of course, the large numbers of people who have not experienced sex.

23rd Oct, 2005 15:17 (UTC)
so essentially ppl are sheep who only prefer to communicate with pretty sheep?
23rd Oct, 2005 15:31 (UTC)
I think I would have trouble justifying that statement.
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