Science & Technology: Friends like These ; Social Networks Are the Next Big Thing: Flirt or Swap Gossip Online with People Just like You. So What's the Catch? Wendy Grossman Reports
Grossman, Wendy, The Independent (London, England)
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It starts with an e-mail message from your friend John inviting you to join something you've never heard of: Orkut. Your first thought is Groucho Marx's dictum: "I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member." After all, you already belong to eight online communities, write a daily journal known as a "blog", get e- mail, and have four instant messaging services, two permanently open chat channels and two phones. You are connected to the nth degree. Do you really need this?
But this friend is founder of a hi-tech company, bright and knowledgeable about the Net. Has the party moved …
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Publication information: Article title: Science & Technology: Friends like These ; Social Networks Are the Next Big Thing: Flirt or Swap Gossip Online with People Just like You. So What's the Catch? Wendy Grossman Reports. Contributors: Grossman, Wendy - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 14, 2004. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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