02
May
08

Profile Posery

One of my hobby horses is the myth of authenticity in regarding consumer blogs and profiles. We’re all performers! And nowhere do we perform most when there’s a chance we might get a hot date.

Anyway. Great article touching on this on Salon today: Megan Hustad’s You Are Not Your Bookcase. I particularly like how she approaches it from the angle that it’s a really weird way for us to interact with each other, the ceaseless posting of our favorites on MySpace profiles, facebook profiles, and who knows what else.

It’s a new angle on the modern condition: our self-definition according to brand. I like x, y, z; do you? No!?! Well, fuck you. And so it goes.

But then, I still think it’s crazy that people ever rapped about their favorite champagnes.

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