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Sat, Aug. 23rd, 2008 05:47 am
Thanks to Facebook, I'm connected to the indigenous peoples of Northern Canada

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obliterati
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Night of the Living Dave
Sun, Aug. 24th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)

Facebook started at Harvard yes? It was just for groups of people at that school to network on a more mechanical rather than social basis, so that events could be promoted and people stuck online with their studies could get some privacy with their friends while bashing their heads against academic materials. I was first introduced to it as a way to communicate in a school-wide way, rather than in a national or international way. I guess it's only been in the last year or so that Facebook has become the currently huge phenomenon with countless groups and Applications and Myspace-like features. Myspace is now copying many of the stylistic features that made Facebook so novel but I don't think it will ever be so mature a service.

I like the simplicity of the Facebook interface and I like that it so rarely if ever breaks down. And you can have music and video if you like, you just have to add on the right application for it.

I only kept Myspace to communicate with a few specific people who were unreachable otherwise and then used the blog feature essentially as hard drive space for articles and strange thoughts I wanted saved. It was pretty surprising when I found out people were actually reading the thing.


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