Although it’s not explicitly or exclusively about Facebook, Daniel Terdiman’s post about the plague of social networking invitations is relevant to the who “will Facebook survive?” discussion. I can definitely relate to the angst he describes at being presented with a new invitation — or, in the case of LinkedIn, a reminder that “Five billion new people have joined your network!!”. Though I don’t get battered with invitations the way many do, whenever I get a request from someone I haven’t spoken to in 15 years, I experience a moment’s exasperation. Do I add this person to avoid seeming snooty or rude, even though I have no real interest in connecting with them, or do I slough them off and risk drawing the ire of the universe?
Facebook – one more time, with feeling