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What is going on with ‘hot or not’ videos on Facebook?

If you put your name down for one of these, the perpetrators will rate whether you are – quite simply – hot or not.

This seems such a bizarre thing to me, similar to the ‘like for a rate’, whereby if you like a post you are then graded.

All of these things are happening right now in the teenage world around me, and I am standing confused in the middle wondering quite why anyone would be dying to know – so publicly – if their friends (or very casually acquainted, vague persons met once, three times removed) considered them to be attractive or not.

But then, I suppose I am not 13 or 14 and into all this stuff.

And thank God for that.