[iDC] viewing American class divisions through Facebook andMySpace

Alex Randall Alex at islands.vi
Mon Jun 25 17:13:09 EDT 2007

Ref NA class structure - see www.rightstuffdating.com
Like later inventions (like eharmony.com) that match people, this service 
predated most of them and is limited to people who attended an Ivy league 
college or seven sisters college or have advanced degrees..  It is a dating 
service that selects for the top 1% of the US population. (anyone cal look 
but membership is restricted)

I offer the thought that the facebook-myspace dichotomy is more complex with 
restricted access services performing similar functions but have closed 
memberships and are perhaps invisible to this discussion. .

Alex Randall

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guido Sohne" <guido at sohne.net>

> The real news here I think is that, the new class system, is based
> much more on can do, and much less on birth/inheritance, with the
> caveat that birth and inheritance can automatically put a given person
> rather far ahead in the class system due to education, networks built
> in school and in society etc. 

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