What I found particularly interesting about Danah Boyd's article about social networking was her suggestion that applications like Myspace and Facebook are somehow interwoven into a teenager's existence and become a part of their lives. In some aspects, I tend to disagree with this point of view. I believe that social networking is more like a second life. One has complete control over how one portrays oneself. Even appearance can be changed if one so desires.
I have also found, that what happens on social networking sites is to some extent ignored in real life. For example, if A writes on B's wall, B is more likely to respond via a wall post rather than call A or even reply to A face to face even though they may be neighbours and in the same class in high school. Thus, the point I am trying to make is that I believe that more than being a part of life, social networking sites have created a new life for us which we have much more control over. They are simply less evolved versions of the popular application 'Second Life.'