Monday, Aug. 23, 2004

Rather than sift through anonymous profiles to find a date, Friendsters work their personal networks and meet people through mutual friends. Set up your own community and invite everybody you know. (They can be single, married, married with kids or whatever, because Friendsters can also work the network to find new friends, or play matchmaker for someone else.) Encourage them to invite everybody they know, and so on. The farther it goes, the bigger pond you'll have to fish in.