Trust me. There is nothing
amazing about my location. I wish there was, really. Contrive me something good about it, please!
I do have myself a coupla those "silly tattoos," though.
As for our level of detail regarding activities, etc., that's an interesting observation. I wonder, though: how much is due with the general American obsession with the internet? Think of FaceBook, MySpace, LiveJournal, etc. Hell, think of PerezHilton.com and celebrity blogging...generally American cultural phenomena. Maybe it's a cultural thing, and others, rather than leading less "clever" lives, simply don't place the emphasis on profiles because our predilection for cataloging the minutia of our lives online outscales theirs?
I really don't know the answer to this; I'm just wondering.
As for the matter of "hot" pictures being posted, isn't what's "hot" somewhat culturally informed as well? If I find that the men of Country X don't seem attractive to me (and that's yet to happen, by the way), I don't think "well, they just don't care about wanting to look hot and score ass." I just figure my constructs of beauty - bulgy biceps, maybe a silly tattoo or thirty - are informed by MY
cultural background. And yes, age factors in here too: youth has its own "culture," complete with values and standards that may differ radically from other "cultures."
That's my big thought for the day. Now my brain hurts. I'm going back to bed.