MIT students analyze Friendster

How to improve Friendster, Phillip Greenspun posts ideas from a class at MIT he’s teaching:
Sample comment:
“When I search my personal network I can only search by first name. There
are no advanced fields to cut down the search, even if after my initial
search I am returned thousands of results. Also, the results are not
paginated…”
Suggested solution: “Allow for advanced search. Odds are I don’t want
to search my personal network for someone with a specific first name, I
probably want to know if there is someone connected to me who has the
same interests as me….”
(Via Phillip Greenspun)