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As if Jeremy Lin's status as an underdog everyman living out the dream of basketball fans the world over wasn't already appealing enough. Now we can see photos he took of himself and posted to the social networking site Xanga as a young high schooler. In the shots, Lin imitates the headband-wearing styles of a number of NBA players including Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers, whom he torched for 38 points on Friday in his true breakout performance. He reportedly captioned each shot with an explanation of which player he was impersonating and why, according to quotes from his account posted to multiple sites and blogs.
A Teenage Jeremy Lin Imitates NBA Players on His Xanga Blog [PICS]
Think about just how much these smartphone apps have changed our social lives; can you even imagine how social media changes your brain? Sometimes I catch myself thinking all the way back to seventh grade, when my best friend at the time created my first blog on Xanga, an old school platform for online journaling, and I wonder if that was the start of something destructive. From there, I fell down what I can only refer to as a social media rabbit hole, signing up for MySpace, Tumblr, and eventually Facebook my sophomore year of high school. I held off on getting a smartphone until my junior year of college, but once that piece of technology was in my hands, I downloaded every social media app I could to see what all the fuss was about.
Want a view into the heart of high school darkness? Try Xanga. The schoolyard has always been about rumors and name-calling. But as technology tweaks the way we work, shop and breed, so, too, does it revolutionize the writing on the bathroom wall. And although Web log software has been helping people create online journals for several years, for some reason the adolescent set has ferociously adopted one diarylike breakthrough in particular: Xanga.