i’ll sit this one out, thanks

I realize someone out there is probably working on an application where you can get a colonscopy through Facebook, but until that comes out, this one wins the prize for the Facebook application invitation I’ve received that I have the least interest in accepting:


I think “rate your other friends” has an ick factor for me of around 4 (out of 10), and “see how you stack up” has an ick factor of around 93,745 (out of 10). Still, if not for those pesky “Institutional Review Boards,” I could imagine where one could do interesting experiments with this application if one was able to secretly manipulate the results.

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

One thought on “i’ll sit this one out, thanks”

  1. This reminds me of that website hot or not where people rate others. It was popular when I was in college. And I’m sad to see that it’s still going. I wonder if people submit their own pictures, or if people do it for them… Given the evidence of how much hotness matters, I consider my own successes that much more, well, successful!

    Shamus “beating the hotness odds since 1978” Khan


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