New toy!

by Suw on July 23, 2003

I just got invited by my mate Debs to join Friendster, a 4-degrees of separation networking web site. So, I thought, why not? So far, I have to say, it's been an amusing experience – within a few moments of joining I discovered that I'm linked via only two friends to 41 people (at least one of whom is cute as hell, single and in the UK…).

Friendster is free during beta (like so many of these networking sites appear to be) and works fairly well on a technical level. My only criticism is that it's a bit short on information as to how stuff works, e.g. what exactly does one get if one suggests a match or requests an introduction? I dislike clicking on things if I'm not certain what's going to happen when I release the mouse button.

Another networking site that I've recently joined, after an invitation from Ken, is LinkedIn. That has more of a business bent to it. It's not so much fun as Friendster, but could be more useful in the long term. I've already made one contact through it, so we'll see how that pans out.

For those of you who actually know me, online or off, if you want an invite from me to either Friendster or LinkedIn, just email me and I'll sort you out.

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