Just one more application to manage, view, update, read, check....essentially another reason to ignore my kids (and the rest of the world). What is Facebook you might ask? It's a *social* networking thing. With air quotes and all. Actually, it's more like a public journal for all to see, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Other networking apps., like LinkedIn is strictly professional. MySpace is more about youth and all of their youthfulness.
And so now there's Facebook. Maybe more of a cyber gathering of sorts, with loads of opportunities to connect with old friends, former friends, not-so-good friends and just non-friends. In a very friendly environment. With friendly games and daily stats and photos.
One might even say just a real nice way to check out what your friends might be up to without them ever knowing.....
(from Wikipedia, the non-reliant, never fact-checked, pseudo-pedia):
Facebook is a social networking website launched on February 4, 2004. The website is owned and operated by Facebook, Inc., a private company. The free-access website allows users to join networks such as a school, place of employment, or geographic region to connect and interact with other people. Users can add friends and then post messages for these friends to see, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves. The website's name refers to the paper facebooks depicting members of a campus community that some American colleges and preparatory schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff as a way to get to know other people on campus.