The increasing success of social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook show they have an important place in the hearts of Britain’s residents. But this week Between the Lines was introduced to a site which may be one of the weirdest ever developed.
Onthesametrack.co.uk aims to match up people who travel alone on London’s Underground and overground train systems, allowing long commutes to be more enjoyable than the time usually spent with someone else’s armpit stuck in your face.
Profiles can be personalised to include pictures of the commuter and information about their lifestyle, job, relationships, and journey habits.
Users can even search for someone leaving their station, for example High Barnet, and travelling to the same destination, let’s say East Finchley, at the same time as their commute.
But what if you get attached to someone nasty or mad, asks the next paragraph? Well, that’s true. Better to not make friends at all, with anybody.