FMyLife.com – a platform for whiners?
If your tweeps insinuate that your tweets are getting too depressing lately, a new platform FMyLife.com (FML) seems to be there for your disposal, guaranteeing an audience that actually cares…FML lets users complain to the rest of the world about episodes in their daily life that made them regretful, ashamed, frustrated, or concerned. Other users can read the posts and vote either – “I agree, your life is f***ed” or “You deserved that one." One can also choose a category to complain in: be it love, money, kids, work, health, sex or miscellaneous. The best posts make it to the FML Hall of Fame (aka their Twitter feed (fxxxmylife) with over 35,000 followers). For an extra dose of daily pessimism, FML can even be tracked live through the RSS feeds on newsreaders, such as My Yahoo!, My AOL, iGoogle and others.
Today, I had to give a speech on abstinence to a bunch of teenage boys, and surprisingly they were paying attention. After they left, I went to the bathroom and saw I had missed a few buttons on my blouse. The boys had a close up view of my cleavage for 3 hours. FML
Today, while working the dinner rush at my job, every single computer, credit card machine, and printer froze for an hour and a half. The reason behind this issue was a large wire ripped from the mainframe, the same wire I tripped over 20 seconds before while my boss watched. FML
Today, I had a softball team dinner, and I was sitting with a bunch of girls who were talking about how far they've gone with guys. One girl goes "I must be the least experienced one here, I've never even kissed a guy!" Surprised, I said "me too!" and high-fived her. She was joking. I wasn't. FML
Today, on my flight to Vegas, I was wishing that a really cute guy would come sit in the seat next to mine. A few minutes later, a really cute guy sat in the seat next to me and even started to talk to me. When I said, "I like rugged men." he said "Oh ya, me too! I really like buff guys also." FML
The FML stems from the French version -- VieDeMerde.fr created by Maxime Valette, Guillaume Passaglia and Didier Guedj. Interestingly, the French site experienced an increase in traffic in February 2009, which coincidentally was when major layoffs began in France with people having more motivation and free time on their hands to vent about their misfortunes on VDM.
So does FML have the potential to become a sort of a “crowd-generated” psychiatrist, eventually putting certified psychiatrists out of their jobs? After all, talking about your emotions on FML not only guarantees an audience but some sort of feedback too. Unlike a psychiatrist, FML comes for free, any time of day or night, no booking required...for now.
What are your opinions?