You Don’t Say!

A new study has revealed that listening to Nickleback & Justin Bieber can be bad for your romance…! The study was conducted by Tastebuds.fm, a UK dating site that matches singles according to their musical interests. The site’s members were asked to name up to 12 bands whose music they could not stand — and that would prove a romantic turnoff.

With 1,600 responses, Nickelback and Justin Bieber led the overall nominations. The other artists that made the top ten (in descending order) were Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Coldplay, U2, Creed, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne and Britney Spears.

The first two choices seem pretty obvious to me…I mean chances are if you are old enough to be on an online dating service and still list The Biebs as one of your favorite musical artists, then chances are you’re going to need a lot more than a website to find you a mate! It’s simple Darwinism – if your hearing is that compromised, then nature is conspiring to prevent you from reproducing!

The result that I am most upset and disappointed by…U2. I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I can’t see how anyone could lower them to the same level as Nickleback!? No wonder I’m still single if these are the thoughts and musical taste of my peers…

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A New ‘Making Of…’

It’s time for one of my favorite parts of new Rammstein music videos – the ‘Making Of’ feature! The making of Mein Land is interesting to say the least…very funny! And at just over 28 minutes long, it is one of the longer ‘Making Of’ videos. Check it out:

I have to agree with the R+ girls…watching the guys dance is just too damn funny! They are embarassingly bad – stick to the leather and pyro boys!

10% of Humanity on Facebook!

Facebook recently blogged about a study that was conducted using Facebook to test the small world experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram. Milgram’s work examined the average path length for social networks of people in the United States. The research was groundbreaking in that it suggested that human society is a small-world type network, characterized by short path lengths. The results of the experiments lead to the phrase “six degrees of separation” being coined, although by media, not the research himself!

The Facebook study used an algorithm that was developed by the Laboratory for Web Algorithms at the Università degli Studi di Milano. The results are pretty amazing:

  1. 99.6% of users can be connected by 5 degress of seperation.
  2. 92% of users can be connected by 4 degrees of seperation.
  3. The average number of ‘degrees of seperation’ for Facebook users in 2008 was 5.28 degrees. The 2011 average has dropped to 4.74 degrees of seperation.
  4. 50% of Facebook user have 100+ friends.
  5. There are 721 million active users on Facebook…that is roughly 10% of Earth’s population!

Now I can see how people get in trouble bitching about work or home life! Careful what you update your status with…it could come back to haunt you 5 people down the line! 😉