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Tweet here often? Pick-up lines for the technorati

John D. Sutter
McSweeney's posted a hilarious list of bad tech pick-up lines for the digital age.
McSweeney's posted a hilarious list of bad tech pick-up lines for the digital age.
  • McSweeney's posts list of tech pick-up lines
  • The lines play on trendy tech brands like Foursquare, Klout and Google+

(CNN) -- If you're sick of all your tech-literate friends bragging about their digital stature -- Twitter followers, Google+ invites, Klout scores -- then you will love McSweeney's list of pick-up lines "for the modern Internet persona."

Keep in mind that these lines are designed to be purposefully "ineffective." But that shouldn't stop you from trying a few out in a Silicon Valley bar. If you do, please -- really, please -- report back to us on whether you get any would-be dates to look up from their smartphones and crack an analog smile.

Here are some excerpts from the list:

-- "Give me your number and I'll throw in a Google+ invite. I'd put you in my 'Babe' Circle."

-- "My Klout score is an 83, which makes me a Thought Leader ..."

-- "My U.S. Alexa ranking is 22K, which is fairly impressive for a blog about soft cheeses ..."

-- "Do you come here often? I do. I'm the Foursquare mayor, actually, which means I come here more than anyone else. That reminds me, I need to check-in ..."

Forbes writer Kashmir Hill apparently found this pretty funny, too. She wrote a list of her own digital-era updates to classic pick-up lines.

Here's one of her updated lines:

Original: "Do you have a quarter? I need to call my mother and tell her I've met the woman of my dreams."

Digital version: "Could I borrow your smartphone? I need to post a Facebook status update that I've met the woman of my dreams, in order to make all the ex-girlfriends I'm still Facebook friends with jealous."

A few of you must have some tech-inspired pick-up lines stored in a Dropbox folder somewhere. Dig 'em out and share them with us in the comments section below or on our Twitter feed, which is @cnntech. If we get some good responses, we'll update this post accordingly.


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