Kara Swisher

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London's Bipolar Relationship With Social Networks

Here are photographs from two newspapers–one headline from the Daily Telegraph about how employers are trying to ban the use of increasingly popular social-networking sites, specifically Facebook, because it is getting in the way of work, while another in the free thelondonpaper is a contest for readers to talk about what’s uncool about the site.

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In any case, social-networking sites (including MySpace and Bebo, as well as Facebook) have boomed here lately, for example, with London becoming Facebook’s largest geographic network with more than 800,000 users.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus