Why Facebook is for Old Fogies

While this isn’t a security article, I just had to share it with you. I’ve conveniently ignored facebook for the last  five years without any negative effect on my life. I had always thought of it as a post-adolescent waste of time. But then, I joined the facebook crowd this year and got a bunch of “friends”. Seems like a lot of imageolder people like me are joining facebook to find old high school and college friends. This is consistent with the “long tail” effect of potentially disruptive technologies.

But back to the question of whether or not I was right about facebook being a waste of time for post-adolescents. I have to say a qualified “yes”. Not because it isn’t a waste of time (that part isn’t under question), but whether or not it’s for post-adolescents.

I suppose it depends on your definition of post-adolescent. If you stretch the definition to “middle-age” then I was right 🙂

You’ll see what I mean when you read the article at:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1879169,00.html

And when you’re done with that, make sure to read Deb Shinder’s article on the security risks of social networking at:

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Social-Networking-Latest-Greatest-Business-Tool-Security-Nightmare.html

HTH,

Tom

Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer

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PROWESS CONSULTING | Microsoft Forefront Security Specialist
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MVP – Forefront Edge Security (ISA/TMG/IAG)

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