facebookworm       (ISBN 1448620805)
C´mon, buy the book. RIGHT NOW!dispatches from a social networking junkie
by Alan C. Baird       (IMDb movies)       (Amazon books)

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During Facebook's early days, membership was limited to students, so a new Facebooker's initial impressions of social networking would have included discussions of keggers and panty raids. But after opening up to the general public in late 2006, the site finally began to reach critical mass. These days, most folks can easily reconnect with old friends, former colleagues and onetime classmates. The artificial barriers between celebrities and normal people are often lowered too, thanks to Facebook's granular privacy controls. In Alan C. Baird's latest book, "facebookworm: dispatches from a social networking junkie," he distills the essence of an egalitarian world currently evolving in cyberspace, using techniques ranging from wry humor to flash verité.

"facebookworm" creator Alan C. Baird is a prizewinning writer who coauthored the 9TimeZones.com book, which turned out to be a dismal commercial failure and resounding critical flop. He enjoys referring to himself in the third person, and was inordinately pleased when ABC-TV's Max Headroom series purchased his debut student film, widely hailed as "the most uncommercial piece of ____ in Michigan State's history." Born down east, he now lives just a stone's throw from Phoenix... which is fine and dandy, until the stones are thrown back.

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Keywords: creative nonfiction, web, internet, virtual communities.
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