I never got a facebook site because I don't want to spend my free time in front of a screen. I tried myspace a bit late and found it slow, difficult and not worth the effort, as well as creepy and disrespectful with advertising.
I expected facebook would be about the same and haven't learned anything to the contrary. People who like to follow internet fads enjoy the next new thing, but I like real contact with actual people and physically doing things. Anyone who wants me to have facebook, or twitter, or whatever the next fad is, can set it up and maintain it for me because I'm not doing it.
BTW, facebook might be trying to get a monopoly on internet discussion. There are some news and blog sites where the only way to post is with facebook. I was so disappointed when ChicagoNow became this way! I had really enjoyed that site. Luckily this trend doesn't seem to be taking off - so far.
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