I’m not sure how to take this, but it’s pretty ridiculous:
We are very pleased to report that you are in the top half of OkCupid’s most attractive users. The scales recently tipped in your favor, and we thought you’d like to know.
How can we say this with confidence? We’ve tracked click-thrus on your photo and analyzed other people’s reactions to you in QuickMatch and Quiver.
Your new elite status comes with one important privilege:
You will now see more attractive people in your match results.
This new status won’t affect your actual match percentages, which are still based purely on your answers and desired match’s answers. But the people we recommend will be more attractive. Also! You’ll be shown to more attractive people in their match results.
Suddenly, the world is your oyster. Login now and reap the rewards. And, no, we didn’t just send this email to everyone on OkCupid. Go ask an ugly friend and see.
Is it because I tweet to the @OkCupid account about my problems with the site? How does this compare to eHarmony dubbing me “undateable?”
Is this some kind of joke or just a summer promotion?
Hey blog and Twitter readers!
May has been a big month for me. I released a solo album, Brillhart/Gonzales is producing a short and June 5th (not May, but close enough), The Four-Faced Liar gets its very own NYC Premiere at Newfest.
I’ve been really busy while things have been happening in the Facebook privacy sphere. Although the political junkie in me is ready to quit Facebook in protest, the real me - which is to say the digital me - is too ingrained in the system.
Here’s the thing: I never thought of myself having that much privacy.
So, I’m heading back to FormSpring, where I’ll spend a week answering questions in my spare time (I did this for a week before and had loads of fun).
Looking forward to engaging with you! (Or you can go join The People Who Hate Da7e Gonzales group on Facebook. They really exist and have a strong membership.(
The Writers Guild of America, East is deeply troubled by the report in the May 2 Washington Post suggesting that FCC Chair Julius Genachowski is ‘leaning toward’ a decision not to reclassify broadband as a ‘telecommunications service’ under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC can and must act decisively to protect the Internet from those who would limit access for commercial or political gain. As the FCC itself has noted, the Internet is likely to become the preeminent method of distributing news, public affairs, and entertainment programs in the future. We would therefore remind the Commission and the White House of President Obama’s pledge to preserve ‘net neutrality’ – to keep the Internet open as a democratic and uncensored forum equally available to everyone.
Despite these rumors that the FCC might choose the path of inaction, we hope the Commission will fulfill its obligations to the American people – to consumers and content creators alike.” — Statement from the Writer’s Guild of America East (that I am not a part of because…I dunno, no one buys my writing?).