24 Sep '13, 12pm

Meet the Datasexual

A typical self-monitoring data junkie will take the good with the bad (and use the bad to improve), but our friend the datasexual is almost always into success theater , the posting of images and stats designed to make others believe he is more successful than he really is. The classic elements of such a strategy include the flattering selfie , which is a photographic self-portrait, particularly one taken with the intent of posting it to a social network (the extreme here is the Facebook face-lift , cosmetic surgery designed to improve how a person looks in photos posted to social networking sites). Bonus points are awarded if the posting includes a humblebrag (an ostensibly humble comment that also demonstrates one’s wealth, fame, or importance) or a vanity metric , a numeric value or data point that serves to highlight some positive aspect of one’s life, such as one’s he...

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