Like many people I've signed up to Facebook, but i find myself asking "what's the point of facebook"? Yes I know it's meant to help us all connect and stay in contact with people as we hurtle around this wee globe we're on faster and faster, but you have to ask "what kind of connections are sites like facebook fostering?"
To me Facebooks simply seems a way of sharing some information, much of it inane! I mean do you really want to know that tonight I plan to eat my dinner, play with the kids, wash the dishes, do some ironing, read a little and watch the athletics from Japan. Given this seems to be the level of information that is shared I worry that people's discernment regarding what is appropriate to share in a public domain and what should be kept private gets blurred. We loss all sense of boundaries and can confuse reading about someones activities with genuinely knowing them.
I think blogs are different in that many of the blogs I read / know are looking to create conversation and link with people that way. Also, posts are longer and thus from many blogs you get a sense of a narrative of a persons life.
That said Facebook has added a nice visual bookshelf.
John is also asking questions about social networking.