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So, unless you’ve been lurking under a cyber rock, you know all about friendster.com, the Web site that kicked off the e-trend of “social networking” (and the site has been dying for some time, having been eclipsed by its flashy, lascivious competitor, myspace.com).

But why should 15-year-old webcam hussies and desperate thirtysomething men have all the networking fun? Someone out there thought man’s best friend could use a little social interaction beyond the fire hydrant, and thus saw fit to create dogster.com. It operates essentially the same way as Friendster, allowing pet owners to post photos of their dogs and link them to their friends’ pets, detailing each mutt’s likes, dislikes, bad habits, etc. And lest feline fans be left out in the cold, there’s also a catster.com.

But screw this happy-go-lucky BS! As Don Corleone once said, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That concept would apply with enemyster.com, but unfortunately the site appears to be a hoax, as no one actually belongs to it. There’s also fiendster.com, which appears to be the same thing, except with a few fake profiles.

But for the truly cunning and conniving, there’s politcalfriendster.com. This site actually is interactive, and allows you to create political alliances — be they shady or altruistic — among influential individuals and corporations. A gander at Dubya’s profile reveals he’s linked to Enron, Osama bin Laden, Clear Channel and the Skull & Bones. Anyone care to venture how long it will take before the government deems this site a threat to national security and shuts it down?

Got an interesting, bizarre or informative Web site you’d like to see featured here? Send it to backslash@metrotimes.com.

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