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Strategies for a discontinuous future.












Tuesday, December 16, 2003
 


While I was sick, it occurred to me that part of the reason why social networking software works in the States is because of the death of local institutions. Europe has them in spades - the pub in the UK, the cafe in France, etc - places where you can get to know other people.

The States has become so atomized that social networking software fills this institutional need - but this is also why it doesn't really work in Europe. It also means that there's room for a whole class of 'replacement institutions' - I think social networking software will be the tip of the iceberg.

-- umair // 7:41 PM //


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