'Flocking' behavior lands on social networking sites - USATODAY.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The nature of the beast Among those concerned about the Internets effect on relationships are Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, and author of the 2005 book Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age. The application is not programmed to bring you a friend. The application is programmed to make money, and they make money by data mining and by selling virtual ads."