There’s a particular phenomenon popularized on the Internet wherein users who consider themselves early adopters look down on those who were late to the party. Now, thanks to idego.co, you can figure out exactly how much cooler you are than everyone else in the web world.
The site asks for authorization to Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Github. After authorization, it spits out where that account exists, in percentage points, when compared to all other accounts.
Beyond fueling our innate desire to know things before other folks know things, idego.co serves as a useful benchmark for how quickly someone adopts new applications as they roll off the virtual assembly line. If you’re in an industry that heavily leans on social media or the technology behind it, being in the bottom 5% could be a major red flag.
The one big flaw here is that all the numbers are crunched under the hood. Just because the website tells you that you’re within the first 3.68% of Twitter users doesn’t necessarily make it fact. It also requires authorization, which is always a bit scary when you’re deciding whether or not to use applications that solely exist for their novelty.
Theoretically, all it needs to do is acquire an account’s unique identification to determine exactly where in the grand scheme of accounts it exists, but that doesn’t mean that’s all it will do. As with anything on the Internet, users must make a choice.
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This article originally published at Geekosystem