Spread some Christmas cheer today and tomorrow to all your online “friends.” Or, you can be a real, go-it-alone American and sign up for one of several new anti-social networks. It’s all the fun of real social networks like Facebook and MySpace, only with the faux, forced amity. Choose from the likes of Hatebookand Snubster and make things like “friend wars”—I have more friends than you do—a thing of the past.
You know what’s crushing? Coming home for Christmas and finding out that your little brother has more Facebook friends than you (that is, me) do. Perhaps I should revise my policy of ignoring all human contact outside of AIM and our Campfire chat room.