I found my grandparents family who still live in the "old country"
I find it quite amazing....
Unforgiven, but what if they feel the same? sit back and wait for somebody else to make the first move? then you both miss out.
I've sent emails to people I went to school with and felt quite nervous about it. Some responded and some didn't. No biggy. But I'd never have known if I hadn't tried.
If the user is not careful, a stalker or someone else with malevolent plans could use the constantly updated info on facebook (say, if they were a friend of a friend. . .) to make their job of screwing up your life much, much easier.
I'm there, and I'm really careful about permissions and what I post.
Durka, I guess I'm old school. I realize the potential of Facebook but I also recognize its drawbacks. You only have so much time in a day. The more that sites like Facebook become successful the less time there is for paling institutions like posting boards. Bloggers have devastated posting communities and now sensations like Facebook mean to further erode the health and viability of places like this. There was huge participation on posting boards in the late '90's. This one's not doing too badly but it's a shadow of the things that once were.