February 24th, 2004

Supernova

Friendster

I just logged into Friendster for the first time in... some number of months. It doesn't look like anything has changed, and that's not a good thing. Actually, something has changed - it is even slower than it used to be! Even with the new-site flakiness, Orkut really is superior - the community functionality adds a major aspect missing from Friendster. The only way to really find new people in Friendster is to dully surf friends of friends, etc. On Orkut you can participate in a community and if you see someone cool, check them out. Orkut communities are weak compared to even basic web forums, but they're light years ahead of the Bulletin Board on Friendster.
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Zoner en fuego!

Learning what you alrready knew

So last night I tried the Match.com Physical Attraction Test, after seeing it mentioned in lilhlfpint. It was actually a fairly interesting test. Lots of picking pictures, etc, and answering some questions. At the end it told me my type was basically cute, petite Asian women... OK, anyone who has known me for any reasonable length of time raise your hand if you were surprised. Yeah, that's what I thought. ;-) Actually it was extremely accurate in its results, I was a bit surprised. It did highlight some specific features that I twigged to, which don't fit the overall result - but that's accurate too. I'm really not the sort to have a rigid 'type', there are many different things I find attractive. Collapse )

I also decided to do the personality profile test. That one was pretty damn accurate too. It doesn't produce as much of a sharable report though, since it mainly shows someone how I match up with them so it is graphs and such. Collapse )

Just taking the tests (and doing the physical self assessment) was an interesting experience, it made me think about a lot of things I guess I kind of knew but a more of a subconscious level before. And it was kind of fun in and of itself. :-)
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