In one of the responses to my survey today, i received a great note from someone bemoaning the “fakester genocide” on Friendster. S/he argued that it was through these fakesters that s/he found known (old and current) friends or familiar strangers. For hir, the primary use of Friendster is to connect with actual friends (and dating happens to be a fun side element).
Aside from the clear usage model for this user, i love the term “fakester genocide” in reference to the deletion of artificially generated characters. In my head, this truly conjures up an image of a child horrified of the genocide of the imaginary people, or the stuff animals.