A few years ago, it was Friendster… now in the last two weeks, I’ve got a dozen new connections on LinkedIn and Facebook (I think/hope my friends have enough good taste to have skipped the myspace phase.)

I mostly play along. In the years since I created my profile I really haven’t reaped any value from Friendster (I’m not looking to “hook up” which I’d guess was 99% of the value.) I suppose the added event planning aspects of Facebook might actually be useful, we’ll see. It’s sadly obvious that I’m a bit older than their real target demographic. It’s not going to reach critical mass among my curmudgeonly friends. At least we had pointy lawn darts and realistic toy guns.