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Frrvrr uses cutting-edge technology to identify topics you might be interested in based on your browsing history, public records, health records, email activity, legal filings, and web profiles.
posted by dhammond (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
DHS sure does know how to make nice websites. Why can't they get those designers over working on the .gov sites? Those all look horrid.
posted by spiderwire at 11:42 PM on February 23, 2008


How does Frrvrr protect our privacy?

The Frrvrr team knows firsthand the weaknesses in privacy protection in web browsers, email clients, ecommerce platforms, and medical databases. Through diligent work and cutting-edge technology, we can ensure our users that we will only utilize these weaknesses to bring our users the most personalized web experience possible.


Hehehe.
posted by amyms at 11:45 PM on February 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


It probably bears mentioning that the launch party is (in part) presented by The Onion.
posted by stefanie at 11:48 PM on February 23, 2008


It probably bears mentioning that the launch party is (in part) presented by The Onion.

Yes, the 'parody' tag was the first hint. Clearly, the DHS would run something like this through a front company with a more bland name -- 'Facebook' or something like that
posted by spiderwire at 11:51 PM on February 23, 2008 [8 favorites]


I am kind of curious to see what sort of friends I could make based on 8 months of my browsing history and medical records.
posted by norabarnacl3 at 12:01 AM on February 24, 2008 [5 favorites]


JOKE
posted by shakespeherian at 12:21 AM on February 24, 2008


Once you've completed the registration process, your Frrvrr avatar will send itself to everyone in your address book, showing off your new look and inviting them to join. And every week, your personal avatar will update its appearance based on your past week's web habits and resend itself to your contacts to keep them updated on what you're up to.

Brilliant.
posted by farishta at 12:23 AM on February 24, 2008


Via my avatar, all my friends will now know how much I browse donkey porn.
posted by Foam Pants at 12:29 AM on February 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


Via my avatar, all my friends will now know how much I browse donkey porn.

Eponysterical?
posted by farishta at 12:55 AM on February 24, 2008 [5 favorites]


nicely done :)
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 1:05 AM on February 24, 2008


no
posted by sourwookie at 1:12 AM on February 24, 2008


Just registered.

Within minutes, you should receive an avatar in your inbox, based on mathowie's browsing history.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:27 AM on February 24, 2008


Really looking forward to making friends with others who share my degenerative gout, my deep personal involvement in twogirlsonecup, my negative credit rating, and my persona-non-grata status at the public library.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:58 AM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Finally, a social network my parents can use.
posted by Toekneesan at 4:00 AM on February 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


No, thanks. I already Google.
posted by clearlynuts at 4:23 AM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Funny. So...what happens when you "sign up"? SOMEONE ELSE DO IT I'M TOO SACARED!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 7:35 AM on February 24, 2008


No, thanks. I already Google.

Google Health Begins Its Preseason at Cleveland Clinic
posted by norabarnacl3 at 8:34 AM on February 24, 2008


Ha ha.

This is actually really brilliant. I love this kind of stuff. I LOLed all the way through reading the bio of the founder.

So...what happens when you "sign up"? SOMEONE ELSE DO IT I'M TOO SACARED!

Nothing. It tells you they'll email you when they start their public alpha. Which also made me LOL.
posted by vertigo25 at 10:53 AM on February 24, 2008


I wonder how many offers of VC funding they've received?
When you sign up, Frrvrr's AvaTroll Accelerator™ will download itself onto your desktop and begin cataloguing your web history, or "webtory," from the past eight months. Once it gathers all of your information, it creates a personalized avatar of you based on the snapshot of you gleaned from web usage and sites visited. … Frrvrr helps you make new connections by linking you to people all over the world. And since Frrvrr shares your information with fellow members, there's no need to introduce yourself to your new friends. It's like they've known you for years!
It frightens me to think of how many people would probably think this is a stunning idea.
posted by Kadin2048 at 9:48 PM on February 24, 2008


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