Sunday, July 8, 2007

Unpopular things

For some reason I felt compelled to click on the links in my Facebook profile to see who likes things that I like, out of everyone in every network I'm in (Microsoft employees, Seattle-area people, and UNL students and alumni). I found a couple people who I discovered were cooler than I previously thought, and I found a few things that I like are quite unpopular.

Movies:

Rejected (0 people)—This thing was an internet sensation when I was in college. I'm surprised more people didn't list it as a favorite. It was Oscar-nominated, for Pete's sake.

Star Trek: Insurrection (1 person)—Okay, I wasn't expecting much here. I really like this movie, and I still don't really get it why everyone seems to hate it. (Maybe that's an exaggeration. Metacritic says it had "generally favorable reviews." Its main problem is that it caters to fans a lot, perhaps to a point where it's annoying to others.

TV:

Wonderfalls (0 people)—This was a great show. It was only on for a couple episodes before cancelled, though, so I guess it's not surprising it's nobody's favorite. Still, I was under the impression that the DVD set sold decently well.

Games:

Heroes of Might and Magic (1 person)—Heroes is a venerable, well-known classic series in PC gaming. Only one other person in all my networks lists it as a favorite?

6 comments:

stolee said...

the news feed feature freaked a bunch of people out, and so they adjusted their privacy settings to limit both feeds and searches. It is entirely possible that there are a lot more poeple who agree with you, but are too paranoid to be found in searches.

Travis said...

True. But I bet that most people didn't bother, because most people don't bother to ever change settings.

Matthew Johnson said...

There's also the possibility that, since the search is for identical name matches, some people slightly modified their entry, like "Star Trek Insurrection" versus "Star Trek: Insurrection". I assume that Facebook won't match stuff like that.

Travis said...

Yeah, that's what I think is most likely to have cut the results down. Typos, punctuation, and alternate names of things make searching inefficient.

clay said...

hey now, Wonderfalls is listed on MY tv shows...

Travis said...

Yeah, weird. Now I get 47 hits for Wonderfalls.