***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi there, *But *perhaps Christmas cards are a much stronger cultural *practice among the *British? Don't know about those international patterns, but if I should speak about the number of xmas sms flow I think we have an interesting and growing trend at least here in Spain (probably in Europe?). I got near to 20 just at New Year's Eve. And I neither count replies received from those I have already sent nor my own replies ... Something to keep an eye on, isn't it? ;-) _________________________________________________________ Julio Meneses (blog: http://www.zanadoria.com) Knowledge Society Program Ph D. Candidate. Dept. Psychology and Educational Sciences. The Open University of Catalonia http://www.uoc.edu/ Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 - UOC) Research Staff. Project Internet Catalonia (PIC) - Schools on the Network Society http://www.uoc.edu/in3/pic/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.