Name: ___Paul Benario _____________ Sociology 100-01 February 20, 2008 Chapter 3 Writing Assignment: Online Social Networking If possible, please type. Do you belong to Facebook, MySpace, or both? ___Both ____________________ When did you become an on-line “social networker?” Why? I first signed up for MySpace when I was 15 and in high school because all my friends had it and I thought it would be a good way to stay in touch and look at each other’s pictures. I haven’t really used MySpace ever since I came to college since Facebook is a lot easier to use and has better features, especially organization wise. How many “friends” do you have on your page? _ 1207 ____ Respond to this statement from one online user: “I treat people who have 200 on-line ‘friends’ the same way I would treat people who have 200 sex partners” (Zolli 2004*). I think that is the most ridiculous statement I have ever heard. Someone’s online friends whether it be Facebook, MySpace, or some other social networking website are usually friends, co-workers, aquaintences, etc. Not people they have had sex with. Would that mean that however many people the person has in their cell
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