NOCD ! (Not Our Class Dear)

I just have to laugh, I had no idea. ‘Darling, can you pass the grey pupon ?’

Way Too Good for Facebook or MySpace?
For the rich and well-connected who don’t want to rub elbows with those who aren’t, exclusive social networks pledge to keep out the riff-raff

by Catherine Holahan
Roger Allen Conner Jr. has little use for the common folk who frequent MySpace (NWS) and Facebook—you know, the clubs anyone can join. “A lot of social-networking sites are very low-quality,” says Conner, the 22-year-old founder of a North Carolina consulting firm named SiloIQ. “The type of individuals that are on these social-networking sites are generally not well-networked themselves.”

Not even a business-oriented network like LinkedIn will do. To put it bluntly, Conner wants powerful friends: the kind of people who board private jets after cutting business deals. People who don’t get stopped by the bouncer at New York’s Bungalow 8 nightclub. People with connections who can open doors and get his company noticed. People with log-ins to a SmallWorld.


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