Social networking's most grating downside is users' ceaseless unsolicited postings on things no one cares about, like the fact that they're happy, or that they're running errands, or that they exist. Furiously fighting back, Atlanta's own Hedonism Chronicles.
From a local copywriter/Emory grad, HC uses another oft-aggravating but occasionally inspiring phenomenon -- blogging -- to shine a hilariously harsh light on the web's most "narcissistic status updates". Among the victims are those e-musing on their tattered love lives/horrible spelling ("K S is tired from getting broken up with in midddle of the night... AGAIN!"), unimpressive craftiness ("Cameron is...heading to Lowes around noon"), and complete and utter unremarkableness, e.g., "L.G. is working. FB 2/21/08" (author's pithy yet possibly outdated response: "It's what we do a lot of in this country"). HC also tackles heavier matters like layoffs, "weed dealers" calling your parents' house (HC: "what's with the quotes? Is he a man who sells weed or isn't he?"), and morality/grammar's decline on the UGA campus ("Alice is: brought way too many skanky clothes back to athens").
Posts are rated on a narcissism scale of 1-10, though to be fair, a few are actually intriguing, like "L.B.G. is off to find the flasher again with John and the dogs" -- and after all, don't flashers represent the original unsolicited post?