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June 15th, 2003
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Date:June 15th, 2003 05:17 am (UTC)
True. And so do a couple of other people. And there's nothing wrong in talking about yourself, either. It's just that I've been trying to figure out the staggering popularity of the interview meme, and I reason that it's all about talking about ourselves. The interview form is even better than just talking about ourselves, because the *form* itself creates an apparent interest by someone else in us.

I'm not putting it down. It really is a nice meme, and I have learned a couple of interesting things about some of the recent interviewees. The fun bit is that sometimes person X asks person Y, whom you actually know rather well, a question Z that you would just NEVER have asked Y...
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Date:June 15th, 2003 05:43 am (UTC)
I think the interview meme runs a bit backward, and it seems to me that should create more problems than it does.

Enh. Things I think the meme has going for it:
1) Successful LJ memes seem to involve a bit of compulsion -- "by joining this meme I allow others to require information of me."
2) It's interesting for the interviewee to see which questions are asked, too ;). And how they vary from person to person.
3) The questions tend toward the thought-provoking, and thus can be useful for the interviewee to answer.
4) The confessional is a bit over-popular in our reality these days.

Me, I just wanted to see what sorts of questions people would ask. And I wanted to examine a few non-identifying yet personally elucidating things for my fan base ;).
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