So my flirtation with Orkut was brief, as I never saw the point. Joel’s compendium of essays has a good one (I forget the author/title at the moment) discussing why social networking sites are dumb, and I tend to appreciate that author’s viewpoint.
Myspace lasted an even shorter amount of time; it had nothing to offer over Orkut, and had the added detriment that users were allowed to decorate their own sites. Ew. It’s like 1995 all over again.
So now I’ve tried the facebook thing. It’s not ugly as hell, and seems easy to use.
But I still don’t get the point. What now? I have a social network. Now I can sit at home and not interact with them via the Internet.