Facebook turned 5 last week. People fall into 2 camps, users and total sanctimonious rejectors. I was a rejector once. On the slippery slope to 40 I decided since I did not have lots of photographs of me at keg parties there was really little point. Then I got it. It’s a powerful tool which you can craft to deliver what YOU want. It’s up to you how wide you throw open the door on your life. You can avoid the widgets and quizzes.
It allows the user to live a life in tandem with others he/she wants to take on the journey. Is your best friend always going to remember to email you video clips of his 9 year old son scoring a touchdown ? Of course not. But the news feed means you will catch it.
In business it develops rich networks. Strong bonds of support and a way to build rapport and morale.
I never cease to be amazed at the creative exploits of my 208 friends. They inspire on a daily basis and all without little effort from me.
What’s not to love ?