I have been thinking very intensely of this relationship between me, Facebook, and my Facebook "friend's" list.
I am not here to give the big speech on how FB is evil. I actually find it very useful in many ways: it has allowed me to keep in touch with my parents more frequently, with good friends I don't get to see very often, and family members who live far away.
But it also has its bad side: it allows me to be in touch with my parents more frequently, with friends I don't see often, and family members who live far away.
One of my favorite types of Facebook interactions is one I recently had with my cousin. She has not bothered to ask me how I have been doing since she added me to her list, 3 years ago. But since she is thinking of visiting SF, she thought it was ok to ask if she could stay at my house. Or that high school friend who has never written me one line, asked me one question about my life (not even out of curiosity) but felt the need to add "one more friend" to their ever growing friend's list.
So slowly, but surely, I wonder how much "face" there really is in Facebook.