We need a filter to block all the invites from friends at other social networks. Sometimes I feel I get more invites than I do "official notifications" that I've won the UK online lottery. (Disclosure: I apparently won the UK online lottery three times last week; other weeks, I've won four times.)
In a New York Times editorial notebook, "A Secret Society of 30 Million," Verlyn Klinkenborg writes about the problems he's encountered in "the many worlds of social networking on the web:
- "I get wind of a new site, pay it a visit and discover that it already has a population four times the size of some midsized companies -- everyone speaking the local dialect, taboos and kinship patterns well worked out, a robust economy and brisk trading with other social-networking sites."