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Social networking fatigue

It was a few years ago when we first signed up with Friendster. Then we were excited to be part of the shiny new world of social networking: We filled out profiles, uploaded photos of ourselves and added friends to our little group.

After awhile, though, we could tell all the excitement was happening over at MySpace. So we set up an account there too, dutifully filling our profiles, uploading pictures and linking with the same friends. After that, it became obvious Tribe.net was truly the hip place to be, so we cut and past our profiles over there.

By the time we got requests to join LinkedIn and Facebook, we barely could find the time to set up the account.

Are we doomed to joining a new social networking site every few years, leaving an increasingly long trail of old places behind? A funny short from the Current TV cable channel sums it up pretty well (Warning: Some mature language):





(Tip o' the hat: Baron Earl)

Posted by Joab Jackson on May 07, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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