Orkut seems to be the latest rage. Robert added me to his Orkut list earlier today; less than 15 minutes after signing up about a dozen perl'ish people had added me. Busy busy! It looks moderately neat, although LinkedIn is the most fun to browse for me, maybe because the social-social type networking site seems rather pointless. But for that sort of site, Orkut looks like it will work a lot better than friendster. I don't invite people not already signed up (because surely everyone is already sick of it :-) ), but feel free to add me, dear reader, after you sign up if you think it's moderately appropriate.
update ~8 hours later: closer to three dozen now; wow -- now if I only knew how that could ever be useful :-)
update ~24 hours later: just realized that it's "invitation only". So if you are on my link list or we regularly exchange emails, feel free to send a mail and I'll invite you. :-)
update: please, no more comments about you wanting to join orkut. I'm not using it.