Facebooking and all that.

August 29, 2007 10:09am CST
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6764751.stm Interesting article. I found this bit quite strikingly true: "This is one of the big problems with Facebook, Bebo, MySpace and the other social network sites. They bring the many different groups we all belong to into one online space, creating a "social soup" that encourages intermingling when most of us work hard to keep our friends, family and colleagues just a little bit separate, negotiating the boundaries with more or less skill. The tools used to manage privacy and sharing online remain crude and inflexible compared with the nuanced way we handle real-life social networks, and we are going to have to learn to deal with the new modes of social engagement that result. " We all have "friends" that we would rather other "friends" didn't know we were friends. Discuss and all that.
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@ninsensei (232)
29 Aug 07
i like friendster! although people said that Facebook and Myspace are better, friendster is still the best!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
30 Aug 07
I have two accounts on Myspace. The second one was set up by accident, but I have still been able to make use of it. While I can completely understand and appreciate what you are saying about keeping friends separate, I have not had that experience. I have been trying to get friends together to meet each other. I would think that the only way that a person would want to keep separateness is because of secrets.