According to Business Week, people are getting fed up with MySpace and Facebook. Business Week blames the increasing intrusiveness of the ads. I think they’re just bored, because there is no social object for these networks.
Social Objects — a nice introduction. Basically, a social object is the thing that brings people together to socialize – whatever it is you talk about with your friends and acquaintances when you talk. Most social networks form around a social object. I am trying to figure out how to link this idea to counterpublics. Do counterpublics also form around a social object?