02 July 2007

Fake Online Friends

Bizarre and fascinating piece from the Beeb on how some busy types are hiring other people to blog and network *for* them.

The most interesting aspect of this is that blogging etc has clearly become a status symbol and a matter of prestige, to the extent that *not* to have one is to appear uncool.

Sitting here in my Ionian idleness, I reckon I could do a great job as a surrogate blogger - for both sexes.

Confession: I do not belong to FaceBook and I am a sloth when it comes to maintaining my MySpace space. I just can't get excited about it, but that's because networking here in Greece is done over strong coffee and endless cigarettes down the kafeneion.

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