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February 4, 2004
Orkut Friends - Collect 'em all!
Michael O'Connor Clarke
finds Orkut's use of photos of one's "friends" reminiscent of another hobby:
Oh look - he has a Pierre Omidyar. I wish I had a Pierre Omidyar. Wonder who Pierre has - ooh! ooh! A Wesley Clark!! Dang! That makes even my Esther Dyson look a little sick. Hmmm... I'll see your John Perry Barlow and raise you a Marc Andreessen and a Jeff Bezos...
He's also having trouble with the name "Orkut" because, he says, it reminds him of this
Michael has just written another funny-because-it's-true blog entry, complete with a "Get out of Orkut free
" card. (It reminds me of a mock Friendster screen
I've been using in presentations to make the point that the problem with Artificial Social Networks isn't simply that they make analogue relationships overly precise, but also that they make them explicit.)
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