[Cross-posted] If anyone is wondering where I have been, the answer is Facebook. Darn, that site is addictive. There are groups on there as well as a social-networking function, and my opinion (with my initial opposition) has turned 180 degrees thanks to Facebook’s good service and the tidiness of its interface. The groups themselves have more or less supplanted my interest in Yahoo! Groups. I can even import my blog entries.
There are half a dozen Jack Yans on there, however, though I imagine you do not need to be a rocket scientist to ﬁgure out which one is yours truly.
There is an awful lot of Canadians there, which is interesting. I am not sure if Facebook is a Canadian site, but their nationals seem to have taken to it more than any other group.
I am not sure why this is more addictive than, say, Bebo or the old group sites. I believe it is the openness of the format: the ability to import blog posts, so you are not duplicating your work, and seeing who are the friends of your friends. Through that, you often ﬁnd your own comrades. There is a sense of voyeurism to it all.
Any friends reading this, feel free to link me. Quite a few of my contacts there appear to be fellow bloggers to whom I am linked through my main site’s blog roll. Posted by Jack Yan, 00:24
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