Behind the curve

I realize now that internet time really is approaching light speed. It seems that my sycophantic appeal to join the Orkut community was just the tip of the iceberg.

The blogosphere is abuzz with information and links concerning what Boing Boing calls “YASNS (Yet Another Social Networking Service)”. Now, via Bloogz, I find out about a more career-centric service, LinkedIn. So if you get spam from them (or from me via their service) know that I’m doing it only for pure and admirable purposes. :-)

2 thoughts on “Behind the curve

  1. I wonder if the proliferation of social networking services will lead to each service evolving into a seperate clique, and if that specialization will lead them to cancel each other out, making each worthless.

    Already, I’ve noticed that Friendster seems to be dominated by twenty-something alternative hipsters, while LinkedIn seems to be overwhelmed by early thirties “entrepreneurs.” So the clique idea seems like an inevitability.

    I’m already finding these services to be similar to Instant Messaging apps in the sense that if your friends don’t use it, it’s useless to you. So dividing the marketplace like this might limit the reach of each of these services.

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