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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Apr. 21st, 2006 12:41 pm
Riffing off of arsmith's entry of a few weeks back:

clauclauclaudia's LiveJournal popularity rating is 4.73/10.
clauclauclaudia is more popular than 99.57% of all LiveJournal users.
clauclauclaudia is more popular than 78.5% of their mutual friends.

How popular are you?
LJ Popularity created by thehumangame.


I find this interesting. It's a logarithmic scale. The median popularity rating is 1.25, and, eyeballing, I'm in the top third of the popularity range for my mutual friends list, but all but about four of them are above the median.

Which means we're all freaks (well, almost all). Usual LiveJournal usage is to have a solitary journal or a couple friends, and *not* to have friended anyone you don't personally know. What I think of as the "LiveJournal experience" is to be part of these overlapping webs of acquaintance and shared culture... but it ain't necessarily so. Or if it is, then the essence of LiveJournal is experienced by a relatively small proportion of LiveJournal users. I think that's more likely.

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mangosteen
mangosteen
E. K. Mangosteen
Fri, Apr. 21st, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)

I wonder how that number changes when you remove all of the spammer accounts.


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kightp
kightp
Jezebel
Fri, Apr. 21st, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)

What you describe is what I (perhaps unkindly) think of as "the grownup LJ experience." Often involving people with considerable prior experience on Usenet...


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rmd
rmd
regis
Fri, Apr. 21st, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)

not counting communities, i can only think of one person i've friended who i don't know via some other path than lj. there are *very* few people i've friended who i haven't met in person.

i have no idea if i'm an outlier.


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