Wednesday, February 21, 2007


As I am not familiar with Friendster at all, I was not fully sure what the Danah Boyd article meant when it referred to "fakesters." Simple put they are people who make fake accounts that aren't really who they are or sometimes even people at all (they may take on objects, abstract nouns, historical moments or people etc.). Here is a pretty substansive article by Lessley Anderson in the San Fransisco Weekly that does a good job of explaining what fakesters are and how they have changed and influenced friendster (paying special attention to how Friendster CEO Jonathan Abrams objects to them.)

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