Wednesday, December 06, 2006

“Are you my friend? Yes or no?”

This question, while fundamentally odd, is a key component of social network sites. Participants must select who on the system they deem to be ‘Friends.’
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites

2 comments:

Lakin Wecker said...

No.

Rantinator said...

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/12/hacking_reputat.html

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I'll be the first to admit it: I know next to nothing about MySpace or Facebook. I do know that they're social networking sites, and that -- at least to some extent -- your reputation is based on who are your "friends" and what they say about you.

Which means that this follows, like day follows night. "Fake Your Space" is a site where you can hire fake friends to leave their pictures and personalized comments on your page. Now you can pretend that you're more popular than you actually are
"