No Friends Like Old Friends
Dammit! This Classmates.com is a devilishly clever scam. Register for free and see who else from your high school class is also registered. But to actually contact them you have to pay and get their e-mail address.
Notice how it sets in motion a familiarly adolescent social dynamic. We can all see our old friends’ names but no one gives enough of a shit ($29.50 worth to be exact) about each other to pay the fee and get in direct contact.
Now the game becomes, “whoever contacts the other first is a friendless loser.”
Well pal, this is one game I intend to WIN!
Friday, March 29, 2002
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