The blogosphere's been abuzz over a recent essay published by Danah Boyd, a prolific Berkeley researcher and SNS expert, drawing parallels between class divisions and Facebook and MySpace membership.

The essay received criticism for its claim that, essentially, Facebook is for “goodie two shoes, jocks, athletes and other ‘good' kids'” while MySpace is dominated by “kids whose parents didn't go to college, who are expected to get a job when they finish high school.” Steven Levy of Newsweek weighed in on the debate, speaking with Chris De Wolfe, one of the founders of MySpace, who defended his site's diverse community:

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