Compuserve's basic rate is $8.95 a month for unlimited use of the standard services. If a user stays within the standard services (including news, sports, weather, travel, reference libraries, stock quotes, games and limited electronic mail) it is probably the best deal in the online neighborhood.
Beyond the basic rate, however, things get complicated. Compuserve charges relatively large premiums, from $4.80 to as much as $22.80 an hour, for use of "extended" services.
and suddenly, everyone knows when your birthday is and they all say happy birthday, as if they all knew.
as one of my chums said (who's still to graduate), "it helps a lot when you want to know if that hot guy two rows in front of you in psycholinguistics is gay or straight."
facebook's finest use is for getting the dirt on people you've just met.
It is just another ridiculous popularity contest to see how many "friends" you can rack up
Great for stalking, though. Just like Googling the name of someone you've just met, but much more in-depth.
The real value in the Facebook is the possibility for networking after you leave college (provided it stays up that long, of course).
Facebook is pretty much useless once you get outta college. At least in my experience.
Flickr is awesome. It's a shame how difficult it will be to get the whole internet to sign up for yet another 'social software' site.
The idea is good, but the interface is a bit overwhelming.
no matter how many social networks you join, your friends are still going to hate you.
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