Monday, August 06, 2007

Email: Pediatric pedantry [EH]

There have been many online social sites in the past decade for adults [(Six Degrees and LinkedIn to name two)] but adults as a rule do not make the time to be organized socially. It's like some people write letters and others never do -- you will never get more than a certain percentage of cooperation from post-24-year-olds [on the social sites] because once you have a responsible job you stop clubbing and wrapping your life around socializing with your friends. So the new sites (MySpace and Facebook) have mostly young people but there is nothing keeping older folks from using them too. In fact, the only way a venue becomes a ghetto for young people is when older people think they are "too old" for it and exclude themselves -- which is a pedantry up with which I will not put (to repurpose Churchill).


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