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Showing posts from November, 2007

Facebook Haters - Anti Social Networkers

I was having dinner last night with a bunch of my girlfriends, during conversation I mentioned something about Facebook. My friend, Cindy said, "I get emails all the time by people wanting to be friends on Facebook. I think it's stupid and I just delete them." "What is Facebook?" another friend asked. "I never do that stuff" declared a third friend tersely. Being an UX person I seized the opportunity for some impromptu user research, I pressed Cindy to explain why she feels so strongly about about hating facebook. "All these things, facebook, youtube, myspace, friendster, are just a waste of time. I just dont care about any of that stuff!" I could tell she was just irritated by all those little invitations, as if they were some form of corporate sponsored email harassment. We all know people like Cindy. I know LOTS of people like her. Another friend (who does a lot of work on the internet) said, "I'm busy, and I hate it that I have

Very Flattering, Another Studioroom

I was very surprised to login to LinkedIn today to discover "2 new colleagues from Studioroom" had joined LinkedIn. Wait, when did I hire two new people? There is another Studioroom people, and it's in Italy. These guys have a rather groovy flash site which...I cant tell...may have some inappropriate content on it. Great. I hope people don't confuse them with me. Clearly, this is a bug in LinkedIn. I wonder if I can just SAY I work at Google (in LinkedIn) without actually getting a job there?