Wednesday, 28th February '07

Attack of the Facebook Groups

I am probably the most prolific group-joiner there is. The following represent a breakdown of the FB groups that I waste my time on. Some groups fall in more than one category, of course, but if I went to plot a Venn diagram of it all, it would be way too complicated.

The Funny Slogan Groups

The single most important group of groups. Can't help it, there's a sort of compulsion to have groups on my personal profile with the funniest slogans I can find. These form the unfortunate majority that I tend to add myself to and then laugh myself silly at my own cleverness (oxymoron much?) and then get annoyed about because I can't bring myself to leave.

I am almost invariably a comfortable believer in (but perhaps not rabid champion of, depending on whether the group in question re-appears in the True-Believer Groups list below) the main gist of what the slogan says, or at least in the content on its profile page.

Examples
- "If Wikipedia Says It, It Must Be True."
- "Petition to revoke the independence of the United States of America"
- "When I was your age, Pluto was a planet."
- "Fuck This...I'm Going To Hogwarts"
- "白人看不懂 - Yes, we're Chinese. Envy us."
- "Singaporeans Are Just Cooler."
- "It's OK for a straight guy to fancy a man if it's Steven Gerrard"
- "Fuck you facebook, I'm trying to do my homework."
- "A brief summary of 99% of the people you will ever meet in college"
- "If I were an enzyme i would be DNA helicase so i could unzip your genes"
- "You know you're from Singapore when..."
- "YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN IN UNIVERSITY TOO LONG WHEN..."
- "I Remember a Time When I Was Happy, Before Law School"
- "Singapore IS a developed country and it is NOT part of China"
- "Debbie Ha is a Ninja Fanclub"
- "Jack Johnson Is So Laid Back He's Practically Horizontal"
- "Real Men Sing Acoustic John Mayer Below Their Girlfriends' Windows"
- "Lord Denning (M.R.) Appreciation Society"
- "If you remember this you grew up in the 90's"
- "I give you best price - $34.50!"



The True-Believer Groups

The rare groups that I join that I actually truly, enthusiastically, actively and sincerely BELIEVE in.

Examples
- "Real Men Sing Acoustic John Mayer Below Their Girlfriends' Windows"
- "HRM Needs to Stop Hassling Tha Dawgfather!"
- "If you remember this you grew up in the 90's"



The Convenience / News Groups

And then there are some groups the you need a quick link too, because they have funny-ass comments, good links, new geeky jokes, and very very pretty pictures. Examples given in that order. wink

Examples
- "IT'S CROUCH TIME!"
- "I've got more funny Internet Links than I rightly should"
- "If I were an enzyme i would be DNA helicase so i could unzip your genes"
- "It's OK for a straight guy to fancy a man if it's Steven Gerrard"



The "I Got Invited" / "This is about my Friend" Groups

Groups that I maybe do or do not want to continue to be on, but that really doesn't matter because how can anyone, in good conscience, turn down a friends' request to join a group? It doesn't cost more than a bit of space on the profile page.

Examples
- "A Style......"
- "The Largest Facebook Group Ever"
- "Debbie Ha is a Ninja Fanclub"



The Serious Groups that I Actually Belong To, OR
The Groups that I Need to Stay On Because They Provide Links to the Outside World


Clubs and societies and alumni pages, basically.

Examples
- "SMUB"
- "NUS Law"
- "Class of 2000. RGS"
- "Raffles Junior College"
- "Rafflesians Abroad"
- "許"



en ying snapped a shot of life @ 11:11 pm
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]




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