Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Friending, Ancient or Otherwise

"THE growing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Second Life has thrust many of us into a new world where we make “friends” with people we barely know, scrawl messages on each other’s walls and project our identities using totem-like visual symbols...." In this article from "The New Yourk Times" (2/12/2007), academic researchers are "exploring the parallels between online social networks and tribal societies"

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