I'm sorry but this really is a stupid waste of time, and yet the BBC have picked it up and are making it into some story. Some Phd student has concluded that “those using Facebook come from wealthier homes and are more likely to attend college.” No shit Sherlock.

You see it works like this, Facebook was setup to get networks of people to sign up, initially this was for universities, colleges and schools. Holy crap, do you see where I'm going with this? You see people in university used Facebook because it was geared up for people in University. It has only recently opened up to the big wide world. MySpaz on the other hand has been open to all, and promotes no kind of “you must be in a school“ ethos, it is just “I'm here, who else is here, be my friend.”

So you see I could have answered the very same question without 6 months “research”, and if I can figure that out then why the hell does the BBC think more people need help figuring this out, it is a complete and utterly stupid waste of time. Argh!