You think a perception filter can work on me?

Well, that took a while.
Back in September last year, I succumbed to the evil that is Facebook, and set about Benchmarking it — specifically, benchmarking how long it would take me to get 100 friends. Not by brute force — I’m sure you could get 100 “friends” purely by sending out invitations —  but with 100 people that I knew.
And yesterday, I hit #100. For those that care, the first person to respond was the Daily Telegraph’s Stephen Fenech. #99 was a school friend who I haven’t spoken to in around 18 years. And number #100?
Well, that’d be my lovely wife, who I haven’t spoken to in around 18 seconds. I wonder what she’s up to now?

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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