Social Networking Nonsense

Ok, call me whatever you want to call me, but i just don’t get this whole social networking thingie.
What’s the use ? Why does everyone think it’s cool ? Why is everyone so mad about it ?
I can’t find one good answer to any of these questions.

The concept’s been around for ages, and i’ve tried it out more than once, but everytime i never really found any good in it.

Six Degrees, LinkedIn, Orkut, Friendster, Tribe and the list goes on and on and on. Why ?

Why would anybody need to see a virtual representation of his network of friends, his friends’ friends and so forth ?
It’s totally useless and a big waste of time.

A way to make new friends ? Your friend’s friends aren’t necessarily your friends and your friend’s enemies aren’t necessarily your enemies. so what’s the point ?

A way to see how many degrees of seperation there are between you and the hot chick next door ? Don’t bother, you’re never gonna get her anyways !

A way to re-assure your complex self that you have friends ?
You need a shrink for God’s sake not a social networking site.

I’m ready to pay anyone who convinces me of the use of stuff like this.
Anyone interested ?

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

2 thoughts on “Social Networking Nonsense”

  1. Hmmm…
    Well, i wrote something about LinkedIn in my original post but then took it out.

    LinkedIn, as i see it, is a business oriented social networking tool, but i don’t imagine how any serious recruiter for example could use it.
    I mean, this is a bunch of friends connecting each other and saying that each and every one of them is great and perfect.
    But how does the employer know if that’s true or it’s just because they’re friends ?

    I do agree LinkedIn is the most useful of the bunch, but still a job site with an added feature of people recommending people would do it a lot better.

    that’s my opinion although i am on LinkedIn 😛

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