Social Networking
Condemned to the 1st Circle of Hell


A social network is a map of the relationships between individuals, indicating the ways in which they are connected through various social familiarities ranging from casual acquaintance to close familial bonds. The term was first coined in 1954 by J. A. Barnes. (from Wikipedia)

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    Chris Says:

    I think for a word to count as a “buzzword” it should be something that is the new hotness. Since this word was “coined” in 1954 and is even more perfect at describing the current trends in the ebusiness (heh there’s something to banish) world. All of the most popular sites and services that have sprung up deal with giving us better abilities to communicate socially. With the tag based craze of late we’re seeing people network out in legitimate ways via flickr, consumate, and even myspace (granted myspace is the home of “friend whoring” where you’ve got people with 10,000+ friends.). Keep Social Networking as a buzzword, as a concept and as an ideal.

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    Matt Claypotch Says:

    I’ve got to share my likes, dislikes, music, bookmarks, personal life, education, photos, and thoughts with everyone now?! Burn.

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    Brian Says:

    I’m not feeling very social today.

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    Dryte Says:

    tagging is annoying. why would you publish personal information to other people. messages are still best. it’s sad to think some people only have “social networking” through tagging and myspace…poor buggers

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    Lostcity Says:

    Social Networking somehow seems redundant. I supose you could have networking that is not social say comupter nodes or electrical networks but social just seems so so people and connected and stuff…

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    hil Says:

    what about “green” and “organic”. They have lost all power because everyone uses it and there are no standards.