S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I think Facebook can encourage you to take an inactive role in friendship. I find myself just following my friends' lives on there and almost never commenting. We know all about each other, but never actually speak about it. It's weird.
That's not a good thing, though.
When I ask people who are "on" Facebook whether or not it's worth the trouble to use it, most of them say the equivalent of "Gawd, no!" like they've contracted some awful disease they are trying not to expose me to.
I've thought of using it for business-related stuff, but the facebook mechanisms don't even make it very useful for that--see Warren Ellis's "Unsocial Media: The Uselessness Of Facebook And Google+", for example.