An interesting article entitled How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook about FaceBook and social networking from Cory Doctrow having a bit of a go at FaceBook, bucking the trend here a bit and with a few thoughts on the difference between on-line social nets and real ones.
I like this line “Imagine how creepy it would be to wander into a co-worker’s cubicle and discover the wall covered with tiny photos of everyone in the office, ranked by “friend” and “foe,” with the top eight friends elevated to a small shrine decorated with Post-It roses and hearts.”
I went to a Facebook Garage meeting the other evening, er my excuse is it was at the Sun offices and was free beer all night, and it is interestsing how some companies are betting the farm as it were on building FaceBook applications with no control over the direction of the platform and no real way. other than Google Ad Words to monetise them. I also have to say that the vast majority of them (the apps) stink and have about the same lasting power as a snowball in hell.