It looks like the Facebook craze is starting to hit the sourcing nation. This is a bad thing. Unlike Linked In and Plaxo (Basic) which fulfill a useful business need, and are so boring that you don’t want to waste any time on the sites, Facebook is nothing but a big productivity zapper full of security holes that effectively share all of your personal information with the entire world. And now, to top things off, they’ve introduced new creepy advertising that is much spookier than any crawler hiding beneath the leaves on the rain-forest floor. I have to agree with Mr. Rosenberg – do you rally want to know if someone you went to school with is buying a book or adult diapers on Amazon?
I don’t get Facebook. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend my day being poked, prodded, pinged, nipped, bitten, tagged, ragged, tracked, hacked, smacked, or dealing with any of the dozen other annoyances that you have to put up with on what is really a faceless site. Besides, isn’t a facebook what police use to track criminals and other suspicious persons?