New Digital Barriers Of Exclusiveness

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Even though the principles of Open Source and sharing of cultural capital seem to be the key to the succes of both online and offline communities and companies, the rules of exclusiveness have drawn new lines both in real and virtual worlds. The exclusive and inaccessible clubs and cocktail lounges like Beatrice Inn and Milk and Honey in New York are not the only spaces that are hard to get in these days, the exclusiveness is emerging in virtual spaces and social networks as well. Online networks and media, like the daily email magazine UrbanDaddy, that presents the new and noteworthy cutting edge scenes and bars are accessible only by invitation. To get in to both online and offline clubs you need to possess some coolness, cultural capital and be a part of noteworthy networks.

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