Who Owns Your Friends?

Naone, Erica
July 2008
Technology Review;Jul2008, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p44
The article discusses several problems related to social networking sites. According to the article, it includes the loss of identity as well as the need to sign up for a new account and create a new password when signing up for a new service. In addition, it states that Plaxo Inc. has found a way to answer the burgeoning problem through launching Pulse, a site which allows users to track family and friend's online social activities. Furthermore, it relates that community groups have also established a series of technical standards to facilitate the sharing of data among users.


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