Pass the Listerine

Facebook has taken it upon itself to make Lists for me, presumably based on an examination of my profile, the patterns by which I read, the phases of the moon, and their need for advertising revenue, not necessarily in that order. I had a few Lists, but evidently they won’t rest until everyone on my friends list (about 150, which is pretty close to the max if you ask Dunbar) appears in some List.

Inasmuch as my most recent stint in school was some time in the last century, I’m not finding a whole lot of material in school-based Lists. Specialized interests make more sense, but they haven’t gotten to that point yet, and I’m rather hoping they don’t.

What I really dread, though, is that they’ll somehow come up with a List of “Women After Whom You Have Lusted Vainly From Time To Time,” and that it might be somewhat accurate.


  1. Deb S. »

    3 November 2011 · 11:18 am

    I have a list with two occupants titled “Game Spouses”. I made the list because it accurately describes who these two friends are to me. I love having fun with lists. :)

  2. Charles Pergiel »

    3 November 2011 · 2:11 pm

    From the Wikipedia story: “the Bernard–Killworth number has not been popularized as widely as Dunbar’s”. I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked.

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