November 18, 2003
Masthead and Commander

Just when it seemed that Friendster had blown its wad, soon to be reduced to pop-culture footnote, low culture has discovered yet another diversion to be plumbed from everyone's favorite community-based resource.

Simply take the byline of any article - magazine, newspaper, or otherwise - and perform a user search on Friendster. If that piece appeared in a media-centric publication based out of New York or L.A., the odds are good that its author is online. In general, the lower said writer appears on the masthead, the more likely he will appear on Friendster. And contributor photos are a boon - most of the writers for MTV's newest cultural debacle use the same picture for Spankin' New and Friendster.

And suddenly that fluff piece you just skimmed takes on an entirely new dimension.

Isn't it better to know that New York Magazine's recent interview with cultural cipher Farrah Fawcett was written by a young woman who counts dead languages and religion among her interests?

That dreary Newsweek piece about our failures in Iraq? Its author enjoys watching Monday Night Football and listening to Santana when he's not bemoaning America's efforts at nation-building.

And ladies? He's single…

Posted in a Shallow fashion.

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