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  1. Monty Flinsch
    Posted August 22, 2007 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Lee,
    Another excellent post on Facebook, thanks for helping to explain how to both extend one’s own reach and yet maintain a semblance of personal space within a networked world. I do think that your idea of an additional relationship role within Facebook such as colleague or acquaintance would really solve this problem. I’ve spent some time trying to utilize LinkedIn and find that I end up asking my LinkedIn contacts to migrate to Facebook.

  2. contactdjy
    Posted August 25, 2007 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I hope that Facebook or a shrewd developer is working on a better way to separate the personal from the professional but I like you suggest as a solution in the meantime.

  3. Posted August 26, 2007 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Thanks. I have to believe it’s coming in Facebook, from Facebook itself, because it would be such a LinkedIn killer. If Facebook wants to represent “the social graph” it needs to reflect that not all relationships are created equal.

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