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Standardizing, Testing
Social networking sites like Facebook may suck up tons of time that could be more productively spent in other pursuits. But they at least have the potential virtue of revealing some of the taken-for-granted stupidities of modern life. Take the idea that IQ tests are useful, for example:
Image of a sample Facebook banner ad for an IQ Quiz
Anyone who has the slightest amount of free will should be able to see through the inanity of such exercises after being prompted like this a few times. Then again, I just took a Facebook "quiz" that purported to tell me what "badass animal" I'm most like. But I suppose the existence of such delightfully, deliberately lame surveys could itself serve as a corrective for the statistically proper sort.

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flw From: flw Date: July 15th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're just commenting on this now? All that crap blew through livejournal at least 5 years ago... 7 years ago. It's all the same stuff. It's what caused the first lj Exodus to "legitimate" "grown-up" services like blogosphere, and blogathan, and blogacious and blogre...

Now I have to go and see if those URLs are taken... especially blogre.
alsoname From: alsoname Date: July 15th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like Blogre, and their lovable little ogre mascot ...

But Charlie, tHiS poSt BEGS THE QUESTION, wut baDaSs aNimAl RU???!!~
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