once used birthday invites as leverage – now its myspace top 8

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by: Lynette Webb 

The full quote, which I’ve paraphrased a bit above just to make it fit, is:
"As a kid, you used your birthday party guest list as leverage on the playground. ‘If you let me play I’ll invite you to my birthday party.’ Then, as you grew up and got your own phone, it was all about someone being on your speed dial.

Well today it’s the MySpace Top 8. It’s the new dangling carrot for gaining superficial acceptance. Taking someone off your Top 8 is your new passive aggressive power play when someone pisses you off." — Nadine www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_12/boyd/index.html

Interesting. I’d never thought about it like this before… nowadays kids have SO many more ways to get back at each other. 😉

Image from Flickr CC www.flickr.com/photos/drl/17980077/ thanks to drl.