Reflections on Friendster Trust and Intimacy

@inproceedings{Boyd2003ReflectionsOF,
  title={Reflections on Friendster Trust and Intimacy},
  author={Danah Boyd},
  year={2003}
}
By asking users to articulate and negotiate intimate information about themselves and their relationships, Friendster.com positions itself as a site for identity-driven intimate computing. Yet, trust issues are uncovered as users repurpose the site for playful intimacy and creativity. To flesh out the tension between purpose and desire, i reflect on Friendster’s architecture, population and usage. 

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