Most of us communicate with each other via email, chat relay, phone or a note wrapped around a brick so I don’t really need facebook. I’ve had the ubiquitous ‘Friends and Family account, what a complete waste of time that was four people contacted me from the list of names I could remember one I had no wish to communicate with and the other three lost interest after a month or so.
YouTube has a use I suppose but I don’t seem to have any ‘Happy Slapping’ videos on my phone at the moment and I think I’m a bit old for MySpace. I get the feeling facebook just wants to join the growing list of on-line community’s which will ultimately end up being sold to google or something so that they can then sell the members details to marketing men.
Facebook is OK I suppose but the one thing that worries me is people are putting their photo, place of work or where they will be on a given night. This strikes me as a pretty dicey thing to do.