Another quick post to get me back into the swing of things. 🙂
After being out of the office for most of last week, I had a lot of catching up to do one of which was to go through all of my RSS feeds. I’m currently subscribed to 131 feeds and after 7 days, you can imagine the hundreds of items waiting for me. As I was going the feeds, I came across an article on Anil Dash’s weblog regarding something called AIMFight!, so I decided to give it a whirl.
AIMFight is the geek equivalent of arm wrestling your friends to see which one was stronger. You simply enter your AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) screen name along with the person that you want to “fight”. AIMFight calculates your buddy list using some sort of algorithm to determine just how popular you are at that moment. The higher the score, the more popular you are.
Your score is factored on a lot of things. AIMFight says it best:
Your score is the sum of the current number of people online who have you listed as a buddy, out to three degrees. This means the score is constantly changing, and the winner of the battle will constantly change with it.
And if that’s not enough detail for you this link should.
So I spent the end of the day beating up all of friends on AIMFight. I was unbeatable until I got a little cocky and decided to go up against Anil Dash. I was thrown to the mat so fast, I didn’t know what hit me. 😉 I’ve heard it works better when more of your buddies are online, so later in the day, when the east coast and the west coast are both in full swing will probably work better.
If you want to give it a go, feel free to enter my AIM screen name npugdotorg and let me know how you did. Let’s get it on!