Monday, February 16, 2009

"Facebook is for old people"

There is an article in the Feb.23, 2009 issue of Time magazine titled "Facebook is for old people" that provides 10 reasons why the author feels this is so. Lev Grossman starts off this article by saying that although Facebook is only five years old and although it started off as a social network for college students, it has "found it's fullest, richest expression with us, the middle-aged" (time, 2009). He then goes on to list the 10 reasons why facebook is for the oldies, here's an example:

#5:
We're Lazy. We have jobs and children and houses and substance-abuse problems to deal with. At our age, we dont want to do anything. what we want is to hear about other people doing things and then judge them for it. which is what news feeds are for.

Anyhow, while i disagree with some of the reasons, i still found it to be a fun read. I also thought it might be useful for groups doing their projects on facebook.