It takes only a quick search on YouTube to find hundreds of thousands of videos, many of them featuring young girls who stare into the lens and ask the online masses, earnestly, if they're pretty.
Some of the comments are cruel, too profane to post here, though the descriptions on these videos seem to attribute real value to the comments of anonymous users with no knowledge of who they are beyond a small voice and a face on a computer screen.
"Your opinion counts!" says one description.
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