I was introduced to MySpace, which is the same as Friendster. The idea is that you create a profile, that describes your person and your personal interests. You then go out and search for other profiles that might be interesting. With a little luck you can have one or more 'friends' in less than five minutes.

Meanwhile our society is individualizing. More and more people are feeling alone, or are not in touch with their surroundings anymore. People don't know who their neighbours are and truly believe that their pet is the only one who really listens to them anymore.

And yet millions want to be your friend when you're online... or do they?