If you have eight connections (which is quite a conservative number), and each connection has eight connections of its own, and each connection gets at least one comment on its page from each of its connections, that's 64 updates that you can be on the lookout for --- well over one event every ten minutes during a normal work day, or more than enough to keep you from getting anything done at all.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Distributed Denial of Service
One of the best tools in the chest of a serious procrastinator is social interruptions. Having a large assortment of "friends" that talk to you during the day allows you to stay away from important tasks. A much more powerful tool, however is the social network; if a website allows you to see the interaction between your "friends" and their "friends", the number of events grows by the square of your connections!
Posted by NoP at 10:26 PM