Friday, September 30, 2005

fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck

my new very least favorite thing in the world is the new feature on Friendster that allows you to see who has viewed your profile. i'm not sure how far it's going to go back, but they just started it, so it covers September.

you know what this does? it ruins everything. now you can no longer secretly stalk people you think are cute or hot. if you look at someone's profile multiple times over a week, or a day (as i have done with a certain someone with whom i've been emailing), they're gonna think you're a freak! nor can you continue to have fantasies about certain people looking wistfully at your profile and missing you, when, in fact, they haven't looked at it in at least a month, since the stupid counter started keeping track. but, you know, i haven't looked at his, either, so there. im just gonna pretend he hasn't looked at mine for the same reason i haven't looked at his.

all this does is foster and exacerbate my already inflated stalker/obsessive tendencies. i hate it. i hate you, Friendster. they should call you NoFunster.


Mandy said...

I have your answer!
Go to your account settings and select "yes" for "View Profiles Anonymously." I was a little weirded out about it too, so I did some digging.

ryan said...

well, it's funny, because collier and i had a big freaking-out session during happy hour at Trudy's yesterday, and then at dinner, she and laura and i all had another really long talk about it, and imagined the same conversation taking place in various circles all over the country. we also thought it was sort of underhandedly sneaky of them to add it as a new feature without telling anyone, so you have no protection for the past month.

it's funny how something so trivial can cause such big shock waves.