Monday, February 19, 2007

Separating the men from the males

I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with Xanga. It's basically a not quite as popular and more "bloggish" version of MySpace. If you're unfamiliar with MySpace, well, I'm surprised you're made it this far into the bowels of the web, but really briefly, it's an online social networking site.*

Anyway, I say this all only to provide a little bit of context. Xanga had a tiff with the FTC over children's privacy issues a ways back (users were blatantly providing innaccurate ages). I use Xanga to keep in touch with a few of my friends, and for whatever reason, I ended up stumbling across a Xanga press release detailing their settlement with the Commission.

And this line struck me as kinda off:
Think about that.

Sure, women's studies 101 will tell you there's a difference between sex and gender, and I'm sure Xanga disallows searching by either descriptor, but I have my doubts that's what they intended to mean.

Clearly, Xanga pulled off one of those tricky "Good" typos. You have to give them some eprops for that.

*"We can be e-friends! YAY!!!!"

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Some people just want to make it difficult to be cooler on the internet than they are in real life. Our e-popularity is sacred. How dare they?