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  • I don't get these sites. So you connect with people you know. Can't you connect through instant messenger or some other means. Is the whole purpose to show how many friends you have?
    • Hi Jacques,

      The 'how many friends' is what I refer to as the gaming aspect, I do not play that game.

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      Orkut actually offers something else. I have access to data on all my "friends" - the term friends here is a bit loose, since it includes people whom I now via IRC, people whom I have met at conferences/workshops and the Copenhagen Perl Mongers etc.

      I can via Orkut have access to data like birthdays, phonenumbers and sexual orientation etc. eh, forget the last one, but anyway, this is data I would not normally have access to unless I did a lot of emailing etc. and as an active member of the Copenhagen Perl Mongers it is very convenient for me to have access to a sort of yellow pages of the Perl community, it will make it much easier for me to get access to people, if I find out that they are in Scandinavia and not to mention the post YAPC::* chaos where you try to locate some of the people you talked to about small things, which evolve to ideas which might need to be pursued.

      I like Orkut, it gives me a head start

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