Facebook v MySpace - a class divide
Rising star, Danah Boyd (note the first named URL! 'danah.org' - now that says something like 'KMA, Mimi Ito is my advisor' lol), on social networking and class.
Boyd believes richies use facebook and the rest of us use myspace.
But of course ... this reminds me of something Pippa Norris has written (who I think I have quoted on this blog previously - but here is is again),
Even if the basic digital divide shrinks gradually over time, it is naive to believe that the virtual world can overturn fundamental inequalities of social stratification that are endemic throughout post-industrial societies’ (Norris 2001: 17)Norris, Pippa. (2001) Digital divide: Civic engagement, information poverty, and the internet worldwide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.