The new issue of Spin magazine is out, and contains a pretty good article on Friendster.
It contrasts the Friendster approach with ours, and quotes me a little. (Who cares?) I now have around 725,000 connections, though most seem fake since I'm connected by some guys whose hobby is forging connections.
However, I read the whole issue, talking about what artists are hot now, and realize that I don't have a clue. I know that hip-hop exists, and has its own culture, and that a lot goes on… but I've barely heard of the names there.
Aside from the recovering nerd thing, it seem I'm the very opposite of what's happening. I am a card carrying member of AARP, after all.