How cool are you?
21 December 2006
So, I'm having some Baileys with a bunch of Web geeks (ok, ok, I"m the only one drinking Baileys, the rest are drinking beer) and talk naturally gravitates towards Twitter.
Now whenever Twitter is mentioned I normally roll my eyes and sigh (I won't go into how I think it could be the last straw on the back of my productivity camel right now, or that it'll soon be the holder of the land speed record by dint of how fast it's going to disappear over the horizon), but this time it left me with the feeling that I'd lost a couple of cool points by not participating in one of the defining social moments of November 2006.
The fact that I don't actively use Twitter doesn't mean that it adds no points to my coolness factor, though. For instance, I take great pleasure in the fact that I have far less "friends" than "followers", so that means people are more interested in me than I am in them – surely one of the defining principles of coolness. It's probably easier to see on a graph:
However, this friends/followers relationship is but one factor in your online coolness. Your actual cool factor is multivariate. Luckily for you I've managed to collate the 20 most influential points of Web coolness, so if you want to know your precise Web coolness factor it's easily determinable via my Web Coolness Calculator. Guaranteed to help cement your tenuous grasp on your own coolness.
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