I guess it was inevitable.

‘s LiveJournal Slut Stats
The below percentages indicate what has done with the 98 people on his friends list!



seen topless

seen naked

made out

oral sex



Okay, a little careful editing removed the gratuitous ad that’s tacked onto the end of this thing. If you’re curious, it was sponsored by adultfriendfinder.com. I find this simultaneously a little amusing and a little worrisome.

I’ve been meaning for a while now to try to work out an essay on the whole lj/blogging phenomenon, and some of the more naive assumptions that I see working behind it. Dunno if I’ll ever actually get around to it, but this little bit of meme-sponsoring seems to be a perfect early manifestation of the problem, so I’ll cut to the chase and deliver the wrap-up summary: Any available commons space will inevitably be abused, and those who don’t remember Usenet are doomed to reimplement it — badly.

Corporate sponsorship of (occasionally) amusing toys like LJ quizzes isn’t a bad thing per se, but if AFF.com realizes any revenue based on this stunt, it’s going to wake up a lot of people to the fact that LJ/blogdom, via their builtin comment/pingback systems, are an entirely unexploited medium for advertising. Writing a small program to spam advertisements as anonymous journal comments would be trivial, and it’s going to happen. LJ, at least, can simply disable anonymous commenting, and then pray that their account creation token system is cryptographically secure. The wider blog-world will have it much, much worse: the de-facto standardization of the Blogger XML-RPC API is going to be the rope with which the spammers will tie the blogosphere in knots: it’s completely insecure, it’s designed to let any random idiot add comments, trackbacks or pingbacks everywhere, and it’s so widespread that it could easily take years to migrate a substantial portion of the community to a secured replacement.

It’s gonna be a fun year.

Anyway, meta-issues about advertising, spamming and sponsorship aside, I confess I found this quiz pretty amusing. It needs a little work though: it lists community and pseudo-user memberships along with everyone else, so my scores are kinda dragged down by the fact that I’m not likely to ever see or naked. Conversely, my scores in some areas were personally inflated by , since Ms. Shakti has no less than four LJ ids in use, and while I don’t actually know her that well (hi!), it’s pretty hard to read her journal and not see her naked or topless at some point.

Hm, reminds me, speaking of inflating my scores, I need to add a few people I met this weekend. cough

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