Following on from Orkut and other social web networking sites, we now have the site to identify the most shallow and insipid individuals on the planet.
beatifulpeople.net is a web site where the members vote to accept new members based entirely on the superficiality of beauty.
And this is more than a rant by a slightly overweight bespectacled nerd who can’t get laid.
I find this to be generally insulting and elitist.
The idea that individual worth can be measured by physical attractiveness is just absurd.
But I have to admit that I have, in the past, used the term “beautiful people” as a derogatory comment on the self-obsessed posers that I sometimes have the misfortune to bump into in my daily life.
Either at the Gym, on the beach, or just generally, the “beautiful people” know who they are and make sure that others know it to.
The real question is, who was the first person in the club?
With Orkut it was the caffeine and pizza fueled hacker/developer/coder/nerds of Google.
Was the first member of beautifulpeople.netalso a caffeine and pizza fueled, slightly overweight, bespectacled nerd who could not get laid?