INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE -- Aug 29 -- Asmallworld.net is an exclusive, closed membership, social-networking Web site for the international jet set. 75,000 members interact in a purely social context. Not everyone agrees that exclusivity makes for a better network. Joe Hurd, VP business development at Friendster.com said, "they have erected a night club-style velvet rope and bouncer in front of their community, but that doesn't mean you will have more fun inside."
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Mark Brooks: There is an online dating site for every whim, fancy and fetish imaginable. Social networking will follow suit with networks focused on specific areas of interest, age, social strata, exclusivity and geographic.