Tech: Clubs for People Who Point and Clique

The rich and fabulous now have their own online hot spots. Can we get in?

One post advertises 15 hours' flying time on a 14-seat bombardier jet for the bargain price of $75,000. Another asks where to buy hunting apparel in Edinburgh. Anyone know the name of the maître d' at the Manhattan restaurant Downtown Cipriani? It's François, darling, says a thread of responses.

Welcome to the networking website aSmallWorld--if, that is, you're the right sort of person. The six-month-old site connects style-conscious professionals so that they can share jet-setting tips and fine-dining picks. But unlike other cybercommunities like Friendster, you must be invited to aSmallWorld by a member to gain access. Once you're in, four...

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