To add or not to add, that is the question – the politics of friendships on Facebook

Katherine Hannaford Columns & Opinion, Web 2.0

katsmile.jpg Katherine Hannaford writes…

Love it or loathe it, Facebook is the new MySpace…oh, and the new Twitter, the new Flickr and pretty much every other work-shirker time-waster known to man, thanks to opening themselves up to third-party developers.

But how much is too much? Is there such a thing as being too involved in the social-networking service? And just how many friends is acceptable – is there a stigma attached to Facebook in the same manner as with MySpace, where those with fewer than 10 friends are deemed social pariahs?

Just how much is too much?

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Could Facebook's third-party applications be a MySpace killer?

Stuart Dredge Web 2.0

facebook-apps.jpgThat’s what top venture capitalist Josh Kopelman reckons, anyway. Okay, so he doesn’t say the phrase ‘MySpace killer’, but he suggests that Facebook’s new third-party applications could leave MySpace looking like Prodigy or AOL from the early days of the internet, who tried to hang onto their roles as proprietary gatekeepers until they realised everyone else had moved on.

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Charging to access MySpace's WAP site? Is Vodafone crazy?

Stuart Dredge Columns & Opinion, Mobile phones, Top stories

myspace-voda.jpgDave wrote earlier about the fact that Vodafone has launched a MySpace WAP site on its Vodafone Live portal, in advance of a downloadable application coming later in the summer. Since it’s part of an exclusive deal, for now this is the only way us Brits will be able to access MySpace on our phones.

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