Seen on the Sunday Times last weekend – a headline article about sisters, Nicole and Celeste Chen who are said to have over 16,000 friends on their 11 Friendster accounts. It was stated that people probably added them as friends because of their skimpy attire in photos and personal dance videos.
I did a quick Google search for Nicole and Celeste, and here are their Friendster accounts and homepages:
Celeste’s homepage: No1
This reminds me about the blog entry that Voxy wrote rambling about the evils of Friendster. Do remember to add them as your friends if you want to enter a network of 16,000. 🙂
Today, I read this letter in response to the article on the Chen sisters, published in Straits Time Life!:
I find it rather amusing, and shallow, to think that you are more awesome or likeable if you have more online friends. Since when do people become friends by just submitting names to someone’s Friendster account? Tell me, if something bad happens to your family, how many of your online friends are going to comfort, or help you or even care? By the way, I am not old. I am 11. – Samantha Wong
Samantha is a brave girl.
I must admit that I will be too cowardy to write something like this because I will not want to incur the wrath of 16,000 netizens and get flamed silly till I have to shut down my blog.