* UPDATE: POLL RESULTS
I rest my case.
Do you judge people based on their MySpace pages?
75% - Duh, totally!
25% - Maybe a little.
0% - It's wrong to judge others.
Let's talk, dear readers. Let's talk about John Krasinski's MySpace page.
First off, I adore John Krasinski. That being said, his MySpace page nearly makes me cry. His song (which as of today has been deleted by the artist) was by the Goo Goo Dolls. His bio says that he received an "A.B. in Literatures" (plural?!?) His interests include "women (obviously)" and " I like Alternative music mostly."
Now I fully expect to get all sorts of hate mail for this, but I have to say I expected more. Perhaps I am being silly. Perhaps I had built the boy to superhuman status in my mind, and thus was so distressed by the spelling and capitalization errors on his MySpace page. No doubt this is made worse by the fact that I am a copy editor. Perhaps he does not handle his MySpace page, and it is managed by an intern or lowly NBC page. If he did set up his MySpace page, perhaps he was in a hurry. Some of my closest friends are poor spellers, and I don't think any less of them.
I have to say, though, my huge John Krasinski crush was severely stunted by his MySpace page. Which got me thinking about MySpace in general. At my job, we have used MySpace to vet potential employees, going so far as to make decisions about whether or not to hire them before they even walk in the door for an interview. I know this is totally unfair, but we do it anyway. I also know that I shouldn't judge people based on their MySpace pages, but I totally do. Do you? Vote in our poll!