[iDC] viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace

Stephen Downes stephen at downes.ca
Mon Jun 25 16:02:53 EDT 2007


Until very recently, access to Facebook was restricted to college 
students. It was, in other words, restricted to the privileged class.

Why would it be a surprise - or even news - to now discover that 
Facebook is the realm of the privileged class?

That's like the dramatic discovery that most people a white-only golf 
clubs are white.

Not to sound too cynical, but really now...

-- Stephen


Stephen Downes  ~  Researcher  ~  National Research Council Canada
http://www.downes.ca  ~  stephen at downes.ca        ** Free Learning

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