# Coolness Meter

by William Jackson on 2005-05-13

Iʼd like to derive a superficial formula that can be used to measurecoolness. It will be simple and straightforward, with no ambiguity.

What I need from everyone, therefore, are ideas. I need to know what youthink should factor into this equation. Everything must be able to beconcretely measured without dispute. Here is an example to inspire you:

where is the number of real friends you have on theFacebook, and is the number of imaginary friendsyou have on the Facebook, e.g. Strong Sad.

Iʼm considering adding a hefty penalty if you *own* an imaginary identity onthe Facebook.

Remember, this will only be funny if we make this as superficial aspossible. I know you have it in you.