There’s an interesting article by Elizabeth Bernstein in the Wall Street Journal about Facebook:

How Facebook Can Ruin Your Friendships

It’s a good read, although I think she’s barely scratching the surface of what’s wrong with Facebook and the essence of social networking sites.

(For another — slightly longer– read, check out my take on the phenomena here.)


Like many people, I’m experiencing Facebook Fatigue. I’m tired of loved ones—you know who you are—who claim they are too busy to pick up the phone, or even write a decent email, yet spend hours on social-media sites, uploading photos of their children or parties, forwarding inane quizzes, posting quirky, sometimes nonsensical one-liners or tweeting their latest whereabouts. (“Anyone know a good restaurant in Berlin?”)

Well said.