Communities on line

What a boon the internet is to misanthropists.

They need no longer put up with being isolated in the real world. They can be misanthropists in the virtual world as well. They can hang signs outside their My-Space portal – ‘No hawkers. No domain to domain salesmen. No canvassars. No cyber squatters and especially No ‘friends’‘.

They can shun people in Second Life or insult them without actually having to interact with real people.

In Facebook they wouldn’t have to actually face people.

It’s such a huge phenomenon this internet community stuff. I hear even the Mafia have organised a networking site. It’s called ‘enemies reunited’.

It’s not a social community though, it’s a ’strictly business’ waste management venture.

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