The Digital Collegian (Penn
State) - February 9, 2005
Comic Gets Laughs through Thefacebook
By Laurie Cataldo, Collegian Staff Writer
Columbia University graduate-turned-comedian Steve Hofstetter is on a
quest to have more friends on Thefacebook than you, and Penn Staters
Hofstetter started his quest to get 100,000 friends on Dec. 24.
Yesterday, Hofstetter had more than 68,000 friends, including at least
775 from Penn State.
Xenia Tomlinson (sophomore-psychology), a student at Penn State Erie,
said she thinks Hofstetter's quest is a good idea, and believes he
will reach his goal.
"It's a good way to get publicity," she said. "At first I was weirded
out, but now I think its cool. There's another comedian named Evan
Wecksell who's trying to do the same thing."
Wecksell, a Tufts University graduate, is attempting to get 26,000
friends on Thefacebook by Feb. 19.
According to Wecksell's Web site,
www.evanwecksell.com, he started his self-titled "Facebook
Friendzy" after seeing how well Hofstetter's quest was going.
Steve Addeo (sophomore-integrative arts and music) said a friend of
his sent him a message about Hofstetter on Thefacebook.
"I basically figured, why not [add him]?" he said.
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