It started in Friendster.
Every once in a while, I would get a message in my inbox with the subject title: “Random Guy wants to be your friend.”
Because I’m terrible at remembering names and faces, I always consider the possibility that Random Guy is someone I know but have just forgotten for the moment.
So I would click through his profile to see if anything in there gives me a hint.
But then I would see this:
Well, you tell me, what are the odds of a guy having so many pretty friends that the randomly highlighted friends on his main profile page are all pretty faces?
Very, very low. But still possible, I suppose.
Then I would click to view all his friends:
He has 800 friends and they are all of ’em pretty girls. OMG. WHAT A FREAKING LUCKY GUY.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you this popular hobby called Babe Collecting.
They are all freaking over Friendster, in competition with one another to collect the most number of babes.
It’s damn irritating lah.
So I quit Friendster and hopped over to Facebook because I believed that Facebook had more decent and mature people who won’t attempt to add me just because I have a nice profile picture.
For a while that was true.
I loved Facebook because it wasn’t full of kids who spammed your comments with:
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| ,.>-( )-< |,' ( )-( ) Y ___`-' `-' |/__/ `-' | | | -hrr- ___|_____________ But I soon realised my error. Facebook started getting crowded and the Babe Collectors started migrating over. So this guy tried to add me and I checked out his profile and he's got a friends list that looks like this.
Freaking deja vu lah!
Even in Facebook, I am still getting friend requests by men I do not know, men who have 600 friends all of whom are GIRLS, men who have nothing on their profile pages but photos of GIRLS!!!
Well, I don’t want to be part of your collection, you freak, so stop trying to add me.
What I don’t understand, most of all, is why all these girls are allowing themselves to be “collected”.
WHY, GIRLS, WHY?!
I thought Facebook was above the “I have more friends then you” shit you get in Friendster. So is there a reason at all for people to approve every single friend request?
Why must my life be plagued with such nonsense?
What do these sickos do with all these women in their friends list?
Actually, I don’t really want to knoow.
Just stop adding me.