Friday, February 27, 2009

Fatuous Facebook Friends

Jeffrey Shapiro has an amusing column on how he leveraged a few contacts to become a “Facebook Social Climber.”

As an investigative reporter, he was shocked (shocked!) to learn that his friend “Charlie Sheen” is not actually Charlie Sheen. (Apparently they are no longer friends, since Charlie is not among his friends).

There isn’t much there, as with the “Facebook made me do it.” I guess articles like these (or giving up Facebook for Lent) show that Facebook (unlike MySpace or LinkedIn) is such a central part of the culture that almost anything can get published.

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