Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t know anything the young folk are up to. They could be planning a total overthrow of the over 30s, and the first I’d hear of it would be the rat-a-tat of ageist gunfire raking the doorway of Renards. Or, in my case, my local library.
However, it seems I can report that any such plans have come asunder under the influence of a powerful distraction. Bebo, I hear, is so narcotically popular that a number of colleges have banned access to the site to try to regain use of their computers again.
I asked Gareth Stack, who co-presents and produces the amusing weekly vid-cast Technolotics (and who is a TCD student himself) to explain how Bebo conquered the campuses and what its users do when they get there.
He did so, to my gratitude. So, if you want to know what it is that Bebo’s got that your site hasn’t read all about it now in “Why Do We Bebo?”
UPDATE: I hear that Dr. John Breslin of boards.ie fame cited Gareth’s idea that part of Bebo’s attraction has been its lack of a search facility while being interviewed on Newstalk 106.