For the sheer heck of it, I’ve created an account at Friendster. It’s a way to connect with people that are “friends of friends”. There’s an article on the German Telepolis site about it. If you want to give it a shot, my email is email@example.com – so far, I have no friends =)
I like the idea of a small world. That everyone is no more than six degrees of separation apart from every other person on the planet means that we’re really not that different and we should be able to communicate and overcome our problems.