oh facebook, how you define a generation

I just stumbled across the Hot or Not application on Facebook. I know I shouldn’t be surprised; it was probably inevitable. Perhaps I’m just shocked by the blatant admittance that members of my generation actually DO judge each other based on Facebook pictures (or perhaps, for the deeper among us, entire profiles, especially quotes and music preferences).  Perhaps I’m just disappointed that the applications, while a brilliant business move and unending source of entertainment, are contributing to the myspace-ization of Facebook.

Facebook was supposed to be the classy alternative. The one that had some controls and boundaries. It still is classy. It still does have much more control and safety. But Hot or Not for Facebook? Where’s the comfort of knowing only your network can judge you superficially when everyone can rate your picture?

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