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Novelist, screenwriter, and essayist Erica Ferencik is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Cracks in the Foundation. Her work has also appeared in the Boston Globe, on Salon.com, More.com, and National Public Radio. Her new humor column will be appearing monthly in the Metrowest Daily News.
Because I’m such a trendsetter, I like to see who’s “trending” online when I open my e-mail. For a few weeks in a row, somebody named “Snooki” kept sliding to the third, second, sometimes even first place on my Yahoo homepage.
After a few days of Snooki-watching, I got curious. This Snooki person was trending higher than the Pakistan flood and the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina. She was blowing away Jennifer Aniston, for crying out loud, who was languishing at ninth. Just who is this brilliant, fascinating person, I thought, to be so everywhere?
According to the wiki(pedia, not leak) she is the bronzed, bouffant, 4’9″ star of the hit reality show Jersey Shore.
Yes, you say with a heavy sigh. We knew that.
But did you know she has over 429,000 followers sucking up her every tweet?
Here’s her Twitter bio:
“It’s Snooki! I snook the night and snooked for love on Jersey Shore! I live my life to the fullest and don’t take anything for granted! Just sayin :)”
Nearly half a million followers. I have 23. I feel, I don’t know. Annoyed. Less than. All right, let’s just go there: Invisible. What was I doing wrong? (more…)