I agree with you Hugh. I had people friend quest me on facebook and once I accepted never once said hello or anything at all. So slowly I started to delete people and then finally I deleted the page. But I prefer myspace for the music side of it and I like the design side of it too. Facebook has way too many applications and seriously I don't care if you suddenly found a rare egg on your farmville.
perfectly put, ttn, i have waded thru post after post of utter drivel and old schoolfriends telling me what they are having for tea, or how many pounds they have lost this week........however when i find a real friend who through one reason or another have lost contact with it makes it all worthwhile, even , at this moment leading to a reconcilliation if you know what i mean
That'swhere it's at it srongest - you can "talk" to friends you are no longer in day to day contact with.
In my case it's a group of mates who used to go giging together all the time when we were in our late teens & early 20's.
Lost that down the pub day to day contact as we grew older as peole got married or moved away - but can now talk pretty much as we did when we saw each other everyday in the pub.
I know we could do that via meet ups & the phone but FB just makes the whole staying in contact thing so easy - and everyone can join in on the topic of conversation at the time just as if we were all in the same place.