Just Two Links
Stay tuned later this week when I continue clearing out my bookmarks. But meanwhile:
Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace. (via A Blog Around The Clock) Arg. I’m squarely in the target demographic, but even with invitations, I’ve avoided and ignored pretty much every social networking application there ever was, from Friendster, Orkut, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, ad nauseum. (I suppose one could point out one exception–LibraryThing–but I very, very rarely make use of the social aspects of that site.) Online, I’m pretty much just like what I was during most of my high school years–sitting by myself at a lunch table far away from everyone else. Someone on Metafilter said that the kids with their own domains instead are nerds. Well, if I’m a nerd, then so be it.