I was curious to try out Facebook simply because I’ve been reading so many things about the available applications, and how much nicer it is to use than MySpace. So I went, and created a profile. I used some of the applications to publicize my various sites, photos, etc. on my profile. and then, I was done.
I created a MySpace profile way back when because there were some folks I knew IRL who had them, and it was an easy way to interact with them. It wasn’t until much later that I thought about using the profile to highlight my online projects, but eventually I did that, and I continue to go back and interact with my friends, listen to music from bands who I also happen to know and don’t get to follow on the radio.
Once I did a few basic searches on Facebook for potential friends, mostly using the work and school searches, I quickly realized that there doesn’t appear to be anyone on there who I don’t already interact with through the blog or Twitter, so I really don’t have any reason to go back. My presence is there, but there’s nothing for me to really do on the site now.
Yes, it’s got a whole lot of cool applications, and the interface is light-years better than Myspace, but the people I want to interact with are on MySpace, not Facebook.
Of course, maybe that’s just a product of my working-class upbringing. 😉