Social Networking's Cable Television Era

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 24, 2006

That’s what I’m calling the crush of social-networking upstarts who are either aiming at ever-narrower communities, such as Dogster or the karaoke and photography groups on Multiply, or letting people create their own personalized social sites, such as Ning. I thought a lot about that metaphor—but do you think there’s another one that works better?

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