Ah yes....Facebook. I've had my Facebook account since college. Yup, back when the URL was thefacebook.com, only people in college could sign up for membership, and back when the most fancy thing on your profile page was your wall. As I've said before, I'm a simple creature.....Facebook has gone from really easy and plain to very detailed and slightly complicated (at least for me). I remember how easy life was before they added Applications. I am still bombarded with application requests from friends every day.
I do have to say, though, I really enjoy the way Facebook has provided me with a method of staying in contact with friends I haven't seen or heard from in a long time. In college it was the easiest way for me to keep up with what everyone was doing and to let them know what I was also doing.
My thoughts on privacy on Facebook are these: it's the Internet...you should always be careful what you put up there, Facebook allows you to restrict what certain friends, networks, and even the public can see on your page (for the casual Facebooker, you can see just the basic information on me), and as for all the information they need...well, I don't mind....I know who has my information and if any of it is abused I will pursue action through appropriate channels. :)
That's all I want to say for Facebook...for now. Can't wait to see what Thing 9 will hold in store for me next!