Your tax dollars at work — or not: Michigan builds a social network

In a really bad move, the state of Michigan decided to build a standalone social network for high school students making the transition to college.

Governments — and corporations — should really think twice about creating mini-bureaucracies not just because of the cost and waste but the effort required to attract people inorganically from where they are.  Networks like Facebook [born in the university setting!] and Twitter grew by word-of-mouth, not fiat.  A word to the wise.

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