Who says they're the 50 best? Only me. And while they're skewed toward those in my Google+ circles (techies, media types) and those in theirs (civilians, a couple of celebs), I have compiled this list over the past few months by looking at many hundreds of Google+ profiles, which in addition to containing standard biographical info invite users to claim "bragging rights."
Most people pass - it's not required - and too many take the invitation far too seriously. But among those who exercise more imagination, restraint and self-deprecation - in other words, those who get it - you will find interesting and amusing tidbits. Here are 50 self-identified "bragging rights:"
"I get paid to smoke marijuana."
Writer/editor Village Voice Media
No word of a lie; he does.
"The 'A' at the end of my name was given to me by Andy Warhol. It used to be at the end of his."
"I can do the Spock eyebrow."
Tech writer, St. Paul Pioneer Press
"I understand all the xkcd jokes."
COO of Linear Air
"Invented the #hashtag."
UX Designer for Google+
I figured he had to be joking - but he's not.
"Started using Google+ while I was living in space."
"King of tha westcoast"
Entertainer and "spiritual advisor"
"I'm often mistaken for someone cool - like Mat Jackson the racing driver. I get his tweets and have fun responding :)"
Here's Mat Jackson the racing driver on Twitter. And speaking of driving fast ...
"4 speeding tickets in one week, 2 of them in less than 12 hours by the same cop"
Verizon Wireless, Area Manager for Cellular Sales
"Dr. Seuss threatened to sue me. I've met both Clintons. And done undercover camera work for Dateline NBC (not involving catching predators)."
"Aware that passing in front of the television should be performed swiftly and timed for the least disruption to the game or gamers."
SQL Server DBA, Sr., lead analyst
"TIME's Person of the Year for 2006, maintainer of a foot long beard"