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If you're tired of old schoolmates looking you up on Facebook and then bombarding you with endless inspirational junk and/or heart-tugging slactivism but still crave online interaction, a new social network on which you are just a number might be for you. “Revealed” this week, “Social Number” doesn't offer users instantly …


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  1. Martin Huizing

    Designated number for social networking and chat?

    QQ will sue the balls off of them!

  2. My Opinion

    982-537-2374 has now gone

    So, is it the real Zuckerberg or not?

  3. Esskay


    childish, I know, but if I didn't take it someone else would have...

  4. LaeMing
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    I am not a number. I am a free man!

    Except, it is the opposite these days.

    1. David Pollard

      Re: I am not a number. I am a free man!

      ... and a sort of cloud will come and recapture you if you try to escape.

    2. Mark Burgum

      Re: I am not a number. I am a free man!

      you beat me to it - only went into the article to say it.

  5. Ole Juul

    You are logged in as 598-317-25

    Not you?

  6. jake Silver badge

    Oh. Ta for the tip.

    They've re-invented Usenet.

    I'll stick with the original, TYVM, even if there will be film of it's death at 11 :-)

  7. Dive Fox

    Wait, so they're relaunching ICQ?

    1. dogged

      Seems to be CompuServe, actually.

      1. Christian Berger

        Actually CompuServe still exists, in German mobile phone documentation:

        Page 31.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Honey trap?

    ...for extra stupid wannabe n'er-do-wells?

  9. Khaptain

    What's most surprising

    Where do these users pop up from.. Is there really an endless number of park benches under which hide these people until such times as "another" social media website opens up ?

    Why is there such a large percentage of people with this same requirement. What the fuck went wrong with society....????

    Is this the beginning of new Religion ? It's even scarier than the old ones.......

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What's most surprising

      I've often wondered that myself. Anyone who's ever built a website will know just what an uphill struggle it is to gain any kind of traction and gain users with a new web presence. But, no matter how pointless, moronic and "me too" these new social shit-spewing sites are, they always seem to spring into existence with a fully developed membership of seemingly hundreds of people.

      I wonder how many of them are actual flesh and blood, as opposed to bots?

  10. The Alpha Klutz

    having sex with the apocalypse

    this is an idea with a side of failure sauce right on the plate

  11. Khoos

    phonespell d'oh

    I'm surprised the editor found the one site where you have to solve captchas = look at ads to find out which letters on your phone keypad resolve to which numbers. That's a whole new low in trying to monetize any service.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: phonespell d'oh

      what the hell are you talking about you psycho?

  12. Anonymous Coward

    I hear 8675309 has a great camera....

    (The Tommy Tommy Tutone tour jacket, please)

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All "Anonymous Coward"s :)

    AC# l36I7

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Quote from The Prisoner

    I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.

    Was The Prisoner really an instruction manual on how to run modern England?

  15. Christian Berger

    I don't see how that would be anonymous

    It'll probably just take weeks until there are lists of "social numbers" and real life identities are out there. In fact my name is far more anonymous than any of those numbers as there are many people sharing my first and last name.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Totally different

    ...from all the other social networking sites:


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