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Friday, March 5, 2010

Please Click On My Link (.com)

Posted By on Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Lately we've noticed a somewhat disturbing Internet trend; namely sites that take the information that people voluntarily release about themselves online and repackage it, a la PleaseRobMe.com, which highlights people who use the location-based service Foursquare. We tested it out and used Foursquare to check-in at Rye, our favorite watering hole. Once we did that, PleaseRobMe used that information and broadcast to their audience of hardened criminals that we were out of the house. It worked! When we got home, all of our stuff was gone (just kidding, we have a cat and most robbers are allergic to cats).

There are other examples of this phenomenon; For example, PleaseFireMe.com showcases ungrateful workers tweeting about how much they hate their bosses. Taking off on this theme, here are a few Please [Blank] Me sites we'd like to see get started:




1. PleaseSendMeToAA.com
 

The first thing to do when you get wasted is update your Facebook status... baller. Please binge drink tweet your way to AA, your mother and your liver would be so proud.

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2. PleaseRememberIDidn'tPlayASportInHighSchool.com
 
Nothing tells the world you never made Varsity like Twittering about your lame endurance-all-grown-up-and-still-can't-catch-a-ball status update. Every time you tweet the route of your run, say you are heading out for a hike, or tri-athe-brag it's like telling the world "remember how bad I was at sports in High School." Yes, we remember.

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3. PleaseLookAtMe.com

Nothing says low self-esteem and daddy issues like taking self-portraits. The internet is not just for posting pictures of yourself, it's also a place for people to say mean things. The next time you want to snap a pic of yourself, ditch your narcissistic tendencies and post a jerky comment to YouTube instead.

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4. PleaseLoveMyHipsterHateBlog.com

Where elitist, attention craving hipsters are condemned by lonely bloggers desperate for page hits. Truthfully hipsters, everyone loves you, we're just not skinny enough to dress like you.

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5. PleaseNameDropMe.com

Oh wait that's all of Twitter. Nevermind, just go to Twitter.com and lookie lookie who's got friends in high places... you do. Yes you do.

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