Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Social networking was going to save the world, bringing us all together in one gigantic jelly-shaped mound of love, peace, pirated videos and lists of favourite tracks. Sadly it's all gone wrong. Social networking is going the way of all technologies - downhill. Here, for example, ghouls can sign up to track the deaths of MySpace users. The CIA, meanwhile, has launched A-Space, a site designed to overcome the terrible loneliness that afflicts so many spooks. And, finally, we have Arsebook, the anti-social networking site that puts you in touch with the people you hate. It looks like it's back to the old save-the-world drawing board.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:19 am