Bridging the class divide

Following the creation of both MySpace and Facebook accounts for myself over the last week I was very interested to read this article from Danah Boyd: Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace which has also been picked up by the BBC. While I don’t know if there’s a similar distinction in the U.K., for myself I much prefer the Facebook interface. Obviously I’ve been conditioned because of my white, middle-class upbringing to prefer cleanliness and order. It’s a pity that that cleanliness and order doesn’t extend to keeping my paperwork tidy!