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I’ve seen this popping up all over my Friends list lately. “I write like Stephen King.” “I write like James Joyce.” etc. If you participated, you might want to consider taking down the post. Why? You’re providing advertising for a vanity press.

Also, it sounds like the results are pretty random anyway.

All I can say about this is: Grrrrr. :(

Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.



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Jul. 17th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Grrr... It was a fun idea, even if the results didn't really mean anything (sort of like fortune cookies). Too bad it was being used for such a purpose. I took my tweet on it down...

Thanks for passing along the info.
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about doing it just for fun myself--it seemed like another one of those harmless silly memes. :P
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Grrr #3. I deleted it on FB. Thanks.
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
And it's even worse than just the advertising, as Jim Hines has pointed out here. As you say, grrrr.
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
I am not really surprised, considering this is the sort of person whose first thought when seeing his meme take off was, let's see how much money I can make from this. :P
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Not just that, but the meme's programmer reacted quite badly when someone pointed out he'd only picked white men (with a smattering of white women) and left out everyone else.
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