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Aug. 14th, 2003 | 12:51 pm
mood: busybusy
music: They Might Be Giants - The Spiraling Shape

Friendster is beginning to impact real-life socializing in intriguing ways. "It's interesting that now, when I go out to social gatherings, it seems as if just about everyone is on Friendster," says James Meetze, a publisher from Oakland, California. "The other night I was at an art opening when a girl approached me and said, 'I've seen you on the Internet.' I made the connection that she had recently sent me a message on Friendster about liking to eat kittens. I said, 'Oh, right, you're the kitten eater, please stay away from my kittens.' "


- William O'Shea article in The Village Voice, via memepool

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from: anonymous
date: Aug. 14th, 2003 11:49 am (UTC)
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that's gabor mate...out of canada.

that scattered book...

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DeepTape

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from: deeptape
date: Aug. 16th, 2003 08:21 am (UTC)
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"Friendster is the new Googling".

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from: ex_askesis860
date: Aug. 20th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC)
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What I learned here is that Friendster is for the kind of people who say "impact" instead of "affect." No wonder I deleted my account.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Aug. 20th, 2003 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Then I guess it was pretty impactful.

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Wilf

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from: lots42
date: Sep. 6th, 2003 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Friendster confuses and frightens me. I don't -care- if you know someone who knows someone who knows someone I know.

I'm interested in making new friends, sure but slapping my name up on another website just so I can have four digits worth of people who don't know me classified as friends is just screwy.

P.S. Kittens taste like puppies

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