Okay chillun, I figured out the attraction of Facebook, it gives one the impression that your lame ass life is remotely interesting to people who are in turn buried in lame ass lives of their own. We are all alone out here together, folks.
There is a promotional network of business, institutions, publications and organizations that have a Facebook presence which you can link to and show your support or fanage. It sort of like when you used to scribble band names on your textbook covers in high school, so that your friends could see it.
Because you can restrict your ‘friends’ and categorize them and such I can see how corporations and our government in particular are using it to keep a bunch of disparate folks on the same page. IF I had . . . well…friends…or cohorts, I could see using it for more than silly self indulgent twitter updates.
“The second day on my summer vacation, I woke up, then I went downtown to look for a job. Then I hung out in front of the drugstore. The third day on my summer vacation, I woke up.”
Extra points if you can remember what that’s from.