They're neither good nor evil, in and of themselves. Yes there are ads. But ads are part of our daily lives, on- and off-line. If you like to use facebook and myspace to connect with people, play games, etc, then they're good. If you don't like having yourself and your life exposed to voyeurs, and advertisers trying to determine and target your demographic, well, you don't have to be on there, and it's completely up to you how much you share with the world.
I agree. They are just a tool. It can be used however you want it to be used in your life. Connectivity can be good or bad. People thought that televisions and computers were dangeous and would corrupt, and they have been tools for very positive and very negative. But the potential for positive is great.
I love facebook to keep in touch with my nieces and nephews especially, but I have also reconnected with some friends from high school, college, etc. and enjoyed furthering our friendships. I keep my page pretty private though.
The thing that I like the most is that you can make a photo album and then choose which people you want to share it with. You can allow everyone in, people in your "networks", or create groups of friends that you share/don't share with. If you want to share with people you trust, but are paranoid about the whole world seeing pictures of you and your kids, there is room for that.
Good point. I'll have to learn how to do that. I just put stuff up there without really "controlling" where it goes...and thanks for being a nice anonymous poster.
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