I am just one bucolic oaf, and my rants should be taken with a grain of salt... I have arrived at the opinion that Facebook sucks. I have disabled my account there, and have doubts that I will ever go back. I'm so miffed at them right now that I'm even having thoughts about establishing a site to compete with them. My main beef with FB is that it takes liberties with the private information stored in people's accounts. The last time I visited there, I felt like I was in Minority Report; that the site was trying to sell me stuff. I don't know whether I was more offended by the ads pushing stuff aimed directly at me (flyfishing and musical instrument sites, mostly), or the adverts which targeted toward what some stupid software assumed was my demographic. I don't need Viagra or dates with women half my age, and I sure as fuck don't want to be a fan of Sarah Palin. I have had enough of Facebook. If you are a friend of mine there but not here, please befriend me here so we can keep in touch. I have been checking out join diaspora - blog. Even though Diaspora hasn't opened yet, and won't for another six weeks, it looks VERY interesting to me. Even LPSG, with all its problems, is a better site for me. I can visit here without fear of having the site try to shove Sean Hannity up my ass.