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Signs of intelligent life

Posted on: July 13, 2008

There was a brief, but interesting exchange on FriendFeed today about friending people you find “smart”.

First of all, I don’t know how you really begin to determine something like this on something like FriendFeed. I could potentially spout all sorts of brainy sounding crap and still have it be just crap. If I wanted to appear really intelligent, I’d only ever share articles that would prove that I’m a deep thinker of deep thoughts about deep topics.

Please!!!

I take some of the assumed (in terms of other people’s perceptions) snobbery with a grain of salt. It’s entirely possible that what was really meant is that some people just want to follow others who provide content and comments that are interesting to them. There is an option to block, but the only time I can personally see using that is if there is some slug out there who is really offensive or annoying. (I will say that blocking people you don’t find “smart” enough is snobbery, but who cares?)

There are people I don’t follow because I think they are blow-hards with huge egos…even if they do have something interesting to contribute once in awhile. My blood pressure just doesn’t need the stress and I don’t have the desire to pick through all the ego to get to the actual nuggets. (I can give you a couple of names if you are interested.)

I know that I don’t appear as one of those Mensa types on FriendFeed. Sure, sometimes I share the mundane parts of my life. If people don’t want to read it, they’ve got the option to hide it and it doesn’t hurt my feelings. Honestly, I think I get more out of social networking things like FF and Twitter than I really offer to others. Of course, I’m still fairly new in my field also and am learning.

So friend who you want. You don’t have to be a jerk about it (although there will always be those who just can’t seem to help themselves.) And let the rest of us use FriendFeed how we want to. It’s a big enough world out there for everyone to play.

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