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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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Feb. 4th, 2011 | 01:26 am
mood: tiredtired

Wow, it appears that LJ has decided to implement profile games; presumably, things like Farmville etc. on Facebook (there's one called Farm Frenzy, even, which seems like a pretty obvious clone, although not having looked into either, I can't say for sure). Imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess.

I really can't say I care much myself, and I'm not sure I see it as a step in what *I* personally consider the right direction, either, but it'll be interesting to see how this plays out nonetheless.

EDIT: There's an entry in lj_releases now, too, and a news announcement.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
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I wonder if Despair has one about language abuse by middle/upper management...

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tzisorey

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from: tzisorey
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
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If not, you could design one and try to sell it to them ;)

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tzisorey

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from: tzisorey
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
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<img src=image of upper management types in boardroom>
<h1>INCENTIVIZE</h1>
<b>It's not a real word, bitches!</b>

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
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Hmm, I'd do something more subtle, myself. Perhaps a picture of old, leatherbound, quite possibly cobweb-covered tomes that say "Oxford English" or something along those lines, but I'm not sure about the text yet. Something that boils down to "who cares if it's in the dictionary", of course, but phrased better. The heading should probably say "Dictionaries" or "Language" or so, and the text below it should have something that contains a made-up word like "incentivize", but I can't think of anything right away now.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
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Mmm, perhaps.

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