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Fabulis Inevitably Becomes Porn Star Popularity Contest for Pierre Fitch

Was it to be expected? Fabulis, the new Yelp-Facebook-Twitter-LinkedIn gay men’s site from Jason Goldberg, which launched with the purpose of not being a place for sex and hooking up, has as its No. 1 (“Most Fabulis”?) member Pierre Fitch, the nom de plume of the porn star and producer.

Although Fitch’s profile is the barest a Faublis profile can be (name, one picture, and that’s it), securing popularity on a social networking site that’s devoted to voting folks up and down should be expected from someone like Fitch, who comes with a built-in fan base, like 7,000 Twitter followers and fans that number many times that.

I have a feeling Golberg’s team will figure out a way (see: change its algorithm) to elevate other more “respectable” members; his investors can’t be happy knowing, for the time being, their little web property that could is being pwned by a porn star.

(View the current member ranking, determined by “recent votes and activity,” here.)

By:           Sarah Nigel
On:           May 23, 2010
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  • 12 Comments
    • Eric Thor
      Eric Thor

      And Producer! Good for him what an entrepreneur

      May 23, 2010 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Menlo
      Menlo

      Great, life has been reduced to an online popularity contest of who is “hottest right now”.

      May 23, 2010 at 4:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR
      DR

      Said it before, will say it again. While Fabulis has potential for the new guy in town to find out what’s going on, this aspect of it is just silly. As Menlo said, it’s really just an online popularity contest.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SSCHIEFRSHA
      SSCHIEFRSHA

      This just proves that one cannot get gays interested in anything unless you add an element of sex to it. Disheartening and shameful….truly.

      May 23, 2010 at 8:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cheryl Wright = ZZZ's (John From England)
      Cheryl Wright = ZZZ's (John From England)

      Why do gay people have such a weird thing about porn stars? Straight people don’t.

      Is Sarah saying that there are NO porn stars-gay or straight-on Facebook or any Social Network?

      Are you insane? What a ridiculous article.

      May 23, 2010 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gert
      Gert

      @SSCHIEFRSHA: Agreed and it is not just the element of sex per se….it is how we have created a pecking order based on bodily perfection, which is often a function of spending obscene amounts of time at the gym and the use of steroids.

      May 23, 2010 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      It seems Fabulis’code isn’t written so fabulously……………..

      If I remember learnin’ ‘rithmitic correctly back in the 2nd grade since when does this equal first place:

      1~ The porn dude: 133,348 votes
      2~ The Harvey Milk/Sex in the City fan: 156,020 votes

      *Oopsy*

      May 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J. Clarence
      J. Clarence

      @SSCHIEFRSHA: Doesn’t that apply to everybody, gays and straights? From our presidents to the people on commercials, the fact of the matter is sex sells. And that shouldn’t be surprising, we’re built for sex after all.

      And it is not as if gays won’t pay attention for something not sex related, but if there is an opportunity to exploit something for the purpose of sex people are more likely to do that.

      I don’t know why we have to devoid something of sex for it to be meaningful or if sex becomes a part of it it somehow looses significance.

      May 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evji
      Evji

      With the superficial-sounding name Fabulis for the new gay uber-website, what did we expect to come out of it, deep cultural, intellectual and spiritual achievements for the gay community? No, we got exactly what would be expected, we got something fabulis: Pierre Fitch, a perfect expression of the name.

      May 24, 2010 at 12:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFOMan
      SFOMan

      Fabulis is stupid.

      May 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Travis
      Travis

      I think they call people who use Fabulis, Fabbits. If that’s not anymore horrible than the name itself….It sounds like Fag****. Awful.

      May 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thief
      Thief

      oh god and #2 is thief…. dont fall for his lines, he will rob you blind!

      May 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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