Procrastination Destination: Don’t Miss that Connection!

Seen someone on campus wearing the most flattering parka? A friend bring a smile to your face when you really needed it? Crushing on that special somebody but don’t see them around much? Good news, everyone! There’s a site for that.

Up and Coming

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Springing up sometime over the Thanksgiving break, the I Saw You phenomenon has finally reached Wesleyan! Great for those who have not partaken of the Zuckerberg Kool-Aid and less depressing/trolltastic than the ACB, “I saw you Wesleyan” allows you the option of posting about a missed connection, ranting about your crush, complimenting strangers, and even e-mailing the site’s manager if you think a post is about you.

Straight from the front page:

Ever shared a moment with a stranger.. but never acted upon it? Post a missed connection! because you never know. and nothing will ever happen until you try.

Check out Harvard’s I Saw You, and MIT’s. Brings to mind “real world” missed connections sites like Craigslist, for which there is also a comic book (coincidentally named, “I Saw You…”).

Going Strong

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Since 2012, Wes Compliments has been making the young folk of Wesleyan go “aww” and “oh my!” with good vibes every few days, crowned Wesleying’s “Feel Good Facebook Profile of the Year” for 2012. Keep up the good stuff, you covert complimenters. Now with over 2,300 friends, straight from their Facebook description:

This is a social project that was originally started by students at Queen’s University and is also experiencing growing success with Ryerson University, Wilfred Laurier University and Washington University in St Louis. With their success, we’re hoping to spread the joy to the Wesleyan campus. Simply send us a compliment for someone in the Wesleyan community and have it published here anonymously. Your name will be kept anonymous. Keep in mind that hateful or rude remarks will be completely disregarded. Spread Happiness!

Still Hope?

Wes Crushes started in December 2012 as a crush-specific missed connections Facebook profile which put up a fair number of posts in the Spring, then disappeared for the summer, and there’s only been a couple hopeful posts since…

Short-Lived

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LikeaLittle (RIP 2010 – 2012) existed for essentially all of my frosh year at Wes, and I was sad to see it go. Wes folks posted about crushes they had on others on the Wesleyan LikeaLittle page (there were different pages for different schools/places), and it got a fair amount of popularity on campus. Some colleges have kept up their LikeaLittle sites anyway!

Wes Cam (RIP? January-March 2013, since defunct) seemed like it was intended to be a more permanent Facebook version of the traditional senior class matchmaking site, but it never really took off and we have yet to hear them come back out of the ashes…similar to the story of now-disappeared Wes Hookups.

Cac Connections: a way under-utilized missed connections site for all NESCAC schools.

Now where does this all leave you? Go forth and declare your love. We want to read about it.

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