Working as I do at a university, I have been on Facebook for a couple years and for most of that time I ignored it; I think I had about four “friends.” In the last week or two I’ve noticed something interesting: a lot of people have been inviting me as friends. It’s like everyone of a certain age has discovered social networking at the same time.
Once they’re on board, people who knew them from back in the day find them and the race is on. I must say I get a kick out of adding a friend whom I dimly remember from school or an early job. Oh yeah, THAT guy! FB is kind of an interesting window into one’s soul, depending on what people have posted. It can also be a bit of a time hole, so beware!