For some time now various people have been enticing me to join the crazy online community that is Facebook.
I chatted with some guys from work who still remember the original pure version of Facebook, which was only open to people studying at university. I talked to other Aussies who use it to keep in touch with friends back home. I read Scoble's posts about just how amazing Facebook is, but I still didn't get it.
Then my wife convinced me to join up and I've spent a fair amount of time setting up my profile, contacting my friends and writing on people's walls. I'm not entirely happy with the layout of the homepages, which requires you to scroll down past various apps and other stuff to see content and I had to tweak the privacy settings a fair bit, but I can definitely see why it is so compelling.
I can keep in touch with people without having to write an email to all of them. I can write information like I would on a blog, but restrict the audience somewhat for information I prefer to be less public.
I'm Facebooked. If you are too, and I know you, let me know. If I don't know you, well I'm sorry but I'm not trying to add 5000 friends like Scoble has.
I still don't see the value in some of the other new-fangled web apps like the noise generating, self monitoring, twitter, but maybe I just need more time?