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Anti-social networking

If for some strange reason your kids want to lose friends in Facebook, now there’s help. They can download a little “Anti-Social Networking” application with features like “Insult-a-friend” or “Doodle-on-a-friend” (allowing them to “deface a friend’s profile picture and send it back to them”), The Telegraph reports. They can also thoughtfully send a warning that they’re considering unfriending someone using “People You May Know (But Don’t Really Like).” This, of course, is marketing 2.0. The mini app was “developed on behalf of Paramount Pictures International to accompany their new film, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People.” By the end of last month, some 3,000 anti-social Facebook users had downloaded the application, The Telegraph adds, but – who knows? – this could also just be a post-modern way of making or keeping friends. [I wonder if it’ll soon be possible to create a non-group?]

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