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From the Fast Food Nation, to the Facebook Nation, it seems as if our world is slowly but steadily being shaped by a small number of major players. These players act as if they are providing services we, as a modern society, simply cannot live without. From constant photo updates from friends and acquaintances, locations, and statuses, social networking is no longer an accompaniment to traditional socializing, it IS the socializing. More and more people turn to sites such as Facebook to fulfill their social desires. Want to catch up with your high school friends? No need to call to ask them what they've been up to, simply log onto their page and check out their recent pictures. Met a cute boy in class? Check him out on Facebook to see who his friends are, what his interests are and whether he seems available. These social networking sites cut out a whole part of the social process: the getting to know you phase. There's no more intrigue or suspense. As Lori Andrews puts it in Facebook Nation being judged is the price you must pay.