dispatches from a social
by Alan C.
Baird (ISBN 1448620805) (IMDb movies) (Amazon books)
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During Facebook's early days, membership was limited to
students, so a new Facebooker's initial impressions of social networking would
have included discussions of keggers and panty raids. But after opening up to
the general public in late 2006, the site finally began to reach critical mass.
These days, most folks can easily reconnect with old friends, former colleagues and
onetime classmates. The artificial barriers between celebrities and normal people are
often lowered too, thanks to Facebook's granular privacy controls. In Alan C.
Baird's latest book, "facebookworm: dispatches from a social networking junkie,"
he distills the essence of an egalitarian world currently evolving in cyberspace,
using techniques ranging from wry humor to flash verité.
creator Alan C. Baird is a prizewinning writer who coauthored the 9TimeZones.com
book, which turned out to be a dismal commercial failure and resounding critical
flop. He enjoys referring to himself in the third person, and was inordinately
pleased when ABC-TV's Max Headroom series purchased his debut student film, widely
hailed as "the most uncommercial piece of ____ in Michigan State's history."
Born down east, he now lives just a stone's throw from Phoenix... which is
fine and dandy, until the stones are thrown back.
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Keywords: creative nonfiction, web,
internet, virtual communities.
URL of this page: www.9TimeZones.com/fbworm.htm