Tuesday, December 02, 2008

You Should Superpoke Lindsay Lohan (If You Know What I Mean)

When Lindsay Lohan recognizes that a trend is over, that trend is, like, so over. And so, it is time for all of us to delete our MySpace pages and switch over completely to Facebook.

Sadly, however, Firecrotch's foray into the Facebook was not without incident: apparently, Facebook administrators thought her new profile was a fake and disabled it. Apparently, there are just oodles of people who want to register on FB as "Lindsay Lohan." Read about her harrowing experience (as per a posting on her MySpace page):

wow! i was in shock...here i am loving facebook (as well as myspace-hehe) but going on facebook to talk to some of my friends and they are thinking that I AM THE "FAKE" OF MYSELF!!! hahahahahaha.. at first i laughed, and then i got angry. angry because, with ALL the people that PRETEND to be me on facebook, they decide to say I AM THE FAKE- of myself.
Now on first glance this tirade may seem to be borderline literate; however, Fosco would like to suggest there are some serious philosophical questions in play here. Really! Think about it: how can you prove that you are not the fake of yourself? Or, to put it in Lohanese, who decides that YOU ARE THE FAKE- of yourself?

So why are all the redheaded rats leaving the sinking MySpace ship? Some insight today from an interview with Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff (Murdoch's NewsCorp owns MySpace):
if you’re on MySpace now, you’re a [expletive] cretin. And you’re not only a [expletive] cretin, but you’re poor. Nobody who has beyond an 8th grade level of education is on MySpace. It is for backwards people.
Classy! Fosco at least tried to sugarcoat the same observation when he pithily noted (in this post) that "Facebook is the Target to MySpace's WalMart."

But because Michael Wolff wants to make sure you really get his point, he will even put it in advertising-speak!:
That is one of the interesting points of Murdoch. He wants to make money off of what he rightly saw as a rising lower class. He came to this country and he sees, that’s just not really true. No one really identifies with being lower class [in the US]. As soon as it comes to you—‘I am lower class’--you run, and you have to rehabilitate all of your aspirational identifiers.
Yes, MySpace users, it's true: you have to rehabilitate your aspirational identifiers.


todd said...

But I don't want to superpoke her. I think I got crabs just from looking at that picture, I'm pretty sure anything beyond that would kill me instantly.

Anonymous said...

Oz would superpoke her... wait... maybe regular poke... well if Oz did not have a super cute boyfriend!

On the real, there are some technical differences between the two preferred choices presented here, but does it really matter?

Either way it's just a way to maintain the connection with your supposed friends and loved ones or to boast your celebrity status in a sense.

In Lohan's case, she should stop worrying about being who others think she's not on the inter-web because she honestly should be working on her real life interactions.