I can’t believe I’m actually linking to an article from The Weekly Standard, but I agree with most of this one denouncing Facebook. I’ve been on for a little over a week now, and its become a huge time-waster. It’s bad enough that I’m blogging at least every other day, commenting other folks’ blogs every day, and feel I have to contribute my two bits to every Bureaucrash Social conversation (not to mention playing Animal Crossing), but now here comes Facebook. I’m getting like 30 e-mails a day now. There’s always that status update at the top: “What are you doing right now?” I’m on freakin’ Facebook, what do you think? One would get the impression that all I ever do is drink coffee and beer while browsing the web (nearly true of course). Sure, it was nice to get in touch with old classmates and cousins, but it’s like, now what? I currently have 40 “friends”, which is extraordinarily low by Facebook standards. And the embarrassing thing is that I’m reaching the limits of people I even recognize, to say nothing of people I would actually interact with on something like a regular basis.
But wait, now I see that my home page asks, “What’s on your mind?” “See my blog,” I think I’ll write.