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Sunday, May 27, 2007 

The phatic function

Given some of the conversations I've had with friends about Facebook recently, I found this post about "Ambient Intimacy" interesting. They're talking about Flickr and Twitter, which is different, but there's still some conceptual crossover. The stuff on low-content text messaging later on is really interesting.

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