Chadbourne said that he thought that thefacebook.com might not have longevity of an institutional facebook.
“I’m a bit curious to see if Mark’s website is a short-term phenomenon,” he said. “Last year there was a thing called buddyzoo.com where you could post your buddy list online and create a network, but after a while people definitely lost interest in it.”
But for now, thefacebook.com has taken Harvard by storm—according to Fink, perhaps to an unhealthy degree.
“People come up to me in Annenberg and are like, ‘Hey, I’m your friend,’” she said. “I’m like, ‘Are you joking me?’”
—Staff writer Alan J. Tabak can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.