A form of escapism.
Social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook have managed to turn our lives and the everyday into a live stage drama, played out for all to see on profile pages across the globe. It’s not the technology itself that is the appeal – the importance is placed on the empowerment of being constantly in touch and having a space in which to express ourselves.

The art of documenting and editing your life.
With everything on show from who you date to what your taste in music might be, living online has become as important as the clothes you wear or the venues where you hang out in terms of defining personal style.