NY Times: MySpace trumps Friendster. So what?

NY Times story: “More than five times as many people visited MySpace as Friendster in December, according to Nielsen/NetRatings – and they spent far more time there. The average visit to Friendster was less than 17 minutes, the rating service found, compared to 78 minutes at MySpace. And MySpace logged more than 2 billion page views last month, according to MediaMetrix, compared to 152 million page views at Friendster.”
Susan says: Has anyone invented a really new social network yet? Seems to me that most of the good social networks are actually transactional communities not so different than eBay–only they trade job leads, dates, and rides to Burning Man.
YASN, yawn (Yet another social network).