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Social Networking sites

What are your opinions about these kinds of sites e.g. Ryze, LinkedIn, Friendster etc..? Just a fad or killer app?

Interaction Architect
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

IMHO, not a fad. more like an evolution.

in the beggining there was IM and generalized chat rooms.

it appears this model is just being updated a little.

Michael Sica
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

I think it's a necessary step. One the one hand you have that insatiable desire to meet people you don't know. On the otherhand it's can be pretty disappointing having micro relationships with people you just don't have enough in common.

Li-fan Chen
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Are there any 14 year old girls there?

61 year old man
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Most solutions at the moment are at the extremes. Either lans where you can only talk to your coworkers or local BBS.. or freaking IRC.

Li-fan Chen
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

>> Are there any 14 year old girls there?

Sure. There are "14 year old" FBI agents there.

qwerty
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Reminds me of the MOTD that one of the Dalnet servers used to display:

"Welcome to IRC, where the men are real men, the women are also men, and the 14-year old girls are FBI agents.  But some of the men are women".

Alyosha`
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Complete list of them, for those who care:

http://www.friendster.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/
http://www.spoke.com/
http://www.tribe.net/
http://www.lunchclubnyc.com/
http://www.craigslist.org/
http://www.clubfreetime.com/
http://www.bayarealunchclub.com/
http://www.meetup.com/
http://www.ryze.com/
http://www.zerodegrees.com/

dr.no
Tuesday, November 04, 2003

They sound interesting I guess. Are these just dating sites with a twist?

Jack of all
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

don't forget http://discuss.fogcreek.com/newyork/

nor the current toronto thread..

i like i
Wednesday, November 05, 2003

IMHO the killer app will be the site that combines all of the above. I have a few ideas for this killer app, but I'll keep them to myself in case one day I want to develop it. =b~

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, November 07, 2003

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