(meme) TrustFlow Redux

It’s been a few months, and the meme is going around again (most recently, I saw deedeebythebay post it), so I did an update of my TrustFlow II for LiveJournal results . According to TrustFlowII, the following people not on the friends list for cahwyguy are close by:

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(meme) You and Me Meme

[Snarfed from tsgeisel. A meme a day, and all that rot…]

1. When did you first “friend” me?
2. Why did you first “friend” me?
3. What posts of mine do you like to read the best?
4. What would you like me to write about that I don’t?
5. Do you think we would be friends in real life? (If we are do you think we’ll see each other any time soon?)
6. How often do you read my journal?
7. What do we have in common?
8. What piece of advice would you like to give me?
9. Will you post this in your journal so I can answer?


You Can’t Tell The Players Without A Program

[Inspired by a blog entry from ellipticcurve]

Quite a few new folks have friended me of late; I’ve friended most of them back. A few I’m still monitoring to see if I want to read their posts on a regular basis; others I tend to read regularly anyway as part of FOAF (Friend of a Friend) reading. In any case, welcome. I figured I’d take a few minutes to explain who everyone is around here.

First and foremost: gf_guruilla (Karen) is my wife. She occasionally posts something, but primarily has an account so I can refer to her. Small & Feisty (S&F) is our daughter, who is 93/4 going on either 30 or 6, depending on her mood. ixixlix (Lauren) is our best friend; her son (the Karate Kid) has grown up with our daughter.

The other friends form into distinct circles, for the most part, although I’ve noticed that they actually are interconnected in interesting ways.

(Circle #1) ellipticcurve (Nicole) is a coworker of mine; we met a little over a year ago when she started here and became friends very quickly. She introduced me to Live Journal. Through her (and her friends list), I’ve gotten to know barelyproper (who I’ve met in person), gyesika and her husband profstevie (who I’ve met in person), mertuil, japlady and kerinda (who I met through mertuil‘s friends list), ailurodragon, internet_addict, satyrlovesong (who is a friend of quite a few of these folks, including barelyproper). magicpacket used to work with me. I also know bellwethr through work.

(Circle #2) I run a mailing list called mail.liberal-judaism. From an announcement on that list, cellio (Monica) friended me. Through her, I’ve gotten to know aliza250, estherchaya, ginamariewade, lordandrei, mortuus, and tuluum. Many of these folks, it turns out, have known of me through my Usenet activities.

(Circle #3). I’m also a roadgeek, and through the roadgeek circles, I know transitfan. From this circle of interest, I met jumbach, lunza, patgund, stuck_in_ma, starowl, and dennisthetiger.

I think that covers everyone on my current friends list. There are a few additional folks that have friended me that I’m monitoring, but they all seem to come from one of these three circles.

Lastly, I’m working on using my userpics to make it easy to identify the rough content of posts. Hopefully that helps.


Clique Meme

I am a member of 4 cliques of size 3

Find the largest clique containing:
(Enter your livejournal username here)

I’ve never been a fan of cliques. Back when I was in school, it was always “just an outsider”, never quite in the right cliques. Similarly when I went to camp: I was never in the popular cliques; I was always in the 2nd or 3rd tier groups.

Here on LJ, the “cliques” are smaller, and what is interesting is that they are clearly distinct. The 1st is a group of Jewish friends I’ve made on LJ that go back to my active days in soc.culture.jewish; the 2nd and 3rd (which are actually the same group, and would shop up larger once gf_guruilla sets up the mutual friends with ellipticcurve and ixixlix) are family and close friends. The 4th is the roadgeek clique: folks interested in highway stuff.

I wonder if other folk’s cliques break out as cleanly as this?

[And yes, I do always analyze things like this. Type A and all that rot…]