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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?
    • Is the whole purpose to show how many friends you have?

      I think so. :-)

      Seriously though, I am learning some interesting things about people I (thought I) knew. But other than the interest factor it seems fairly pointless so far, except as a spamming tool (I've already received political spam via FoF messaging).
    • 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