Ok. Here is the deal. I have purposefully rebelled against Facebook. Usually, if something is cool and popular, it is an indication of that thing's lack of real value (profound, I know). I'm trying to figure out how to be a better steward of my time, so I'm not looking to add any potentional time-wasters.
However, my excellent wife recently joined Facebook. She has been telling me about all the people she has been keeping up with through Facebook (people from just about all the places we have lived and ministered). I was intrigued so I jumped on her profile and checked out all these old friends. My heart was softened. There is hope that something popular may also be valuable.
So, I need your help. Should I sign up for Facebook? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks? Why should I? Why should I not?
I want to hear from you (all of you!). Why do you Facebook? Why do you not Facebook.
Justin Buzzard has a helpful post on Facebook (if you are on Facebook, you should read through his outline).
Josh Harris talks about why he quit Facebook.