“Facebook is this generation’s AOL; a simplified version of the internet with simplified versions of its functions under one banner.

I think the thing is, I remember Web 1.0. The whole point of the internet was (and to me still is) about communicating with people I don’t know- discussing Star Trek on Usenet with people around the world- not with people I do know. Or did know. Or went to school with but lost touch with because we don’t give a damn about each other. Or whatever.

It’s always just seemed like something for the weak minded to me. Like AOL.”

Amen, brother!

See: What happens when your friends start leaving Facebook? by Theo Merz