Facebook

Facebook, an online social network for high school and college students recently turned down a $750Million offer for the site. With 7.5Million member, they are apparently holding out for $2Billion. Since these numbers are astronomical, I joined to see what all the fuss was about. There are lots of people in the database from the University of Michigan, but most are current students or recent graduates — only 10 were graduates from my year, the class of 1992. Interestingly enough, one of the 10 Michigan graduates from my year, one was Hesiman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. As for members who graduated my year (1988), from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, there were none. Not surprising really. As such, I just see this as further confirmation that sites like facebook and myspace are for the younger generation, people currently in school or recent graduate. I’ve had more luck locating/networking with former school and work mates via classmates.com and linkedin.

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