One thing I don't understand... Facebook is popular. It's a successful company. But is it a big deal?
A question of definitions, semantics and shades, I know, but... It doesn't seem to contribute anything worth wasting one's life on to oneself, humanity or this doomed planet of ours. That's my opinion. Whether or not the guy who created it is or ever was an atheist... As long as he doesn't push religion-related agenda, who the fuck cares?
I temporarily joined it yonks ago when there was a Fb campaign to get Tesco and the Post Office to open a post office locally. The old post office was lost in a Tesco rebuild.
It worked, support came from locals and others who had been through the same process, even from abroad. So we got our post office. Would we have done so without using the free publicity machine? Doubt it, Tesco were against it. Fb served a community service - I am sure it has done so elsewhere.
Then, after the severalth message similar to, "Pedro Gonzales of Lima wants to be your friend..." when Pedro, or whoever, never replied to my contact message. Then I saw the anti-social side and dumped it. Dumping it was not easy back then!
This and Twitter have uses but the abuses catch most of the attention. And I don't want to know that an airhead blonde of my aquaitance woke up with a stinking hangover (thus with even fewer functioning brain cells) after a big party the night before. Actually she was only an airhead on Fb, at work she was alert and efficient, a quick learner.
Not interested in such media personally, forums like this serve me nicely thanks!