I liked myspace because I could write little stories, a journal, a blog, whatever and only the people who knew me and went on my site could see it. It felt more personal. I ended up quitting it because noone was on anymore. As for FB, I railed against the boring white page and the freakish lack of privacy---me making a random comment on a friend's statement let EVERYONE she was friends with see it, and if they commented then their friends could see what I said too? Too much for me. I swore I'd never get on. But then a childhood friend who I'd searched for THIRTEEN YEARS to find called me out of the blue one day. (We were college age, both moved about the same time, both our parents divorced and moved away also so we couldn't call moms to get new information, so sad!) We'd both moved more than 5 times since then. But she found me!!! A mutual friend from middle school tried to "friend" her on facebook, and she hesitated but then thought "I wonder if she knows where A. is?" and asked. This other friend, I'd told her a decade before if she EVER heard from Allison to give her all contact info for me! She called me the night she got my phone number, and we lived IN THE SAME TOWN (nowhere near where we knew each other at). So awesome! I joined FB the next day. I found a friend I lost in a war (I honestly thought she'd died in the Srebrenica massacre because that's when all the letters started coming back and the phone was disconnected....and I moved away).....she was fine! She'd escaped to Zagreb and achieved everything she told me she'd do. An old friend in Spain who I couldn't find, because now he's on the news in Moscow (I watch him live, online, at midnight, and chat to him live on FB minutes before he goes on camera). The world shrank big time. I have friends all over the world and get to be more involved in a missionary friend's projects (and they help us with a project we're working on too with advice, contacts, etc). Most of the time, FB is kinda boring to me.....there's a lot of friends you kinda like to see updated pictures of and occasionally talk to, but then there's a bright shining moment when you think HECK YEAH, so glad to know that. (And my husband sniped my account b/c he doesn't have his own, and is friends with a marine friend of mine and they swap "man jokes" to each other like they're good buddies, but have never met, just "friends" because of the link with me). We have military friends who are stationed in Japan and Afghanastan, a cousin in Iraq, and we stay in touch with them through FB too. SO, all that to say----I love FB for staying in touch with people, getting involved in projects and sharing my own, looking at people I knew "from back in the day". And I love this site for talking to parents about random stuff. These are the only 2 networking things I do though.