Well, MySpace sucks. Spam comments and notes, loud insane profiles, and general vomit.
I’d heard of Facebook, and wanted to join for the sake of all my VCU/Intervarsity friends way back when, but VCU does not do alumni email addies, so at the time I was SOL. They recently opened up to everybody, however, and after some nudging by my sister and law and my buddy Nate (who’s decidedly anti-trendy-stuff, incidentally), I caved and created a profile there.
First off, I’ll say that the interface is MUCH cleaner than MySpace. Perhaps it’s because they don’t let you customize your page, but man, “apartment white” never looked so good.
Second, I just discovered something totally sweet about it. You see, I never really wanted to spend too much time maintaining a profile on Facebook, either. I was, again, hoping vainly that such a profile would drive traffic to my site. This, perhaps would increase my readership from six to seven 🙂 Well I was looking at the “notes” feature, and discovered that I could “import” a blog. What they really meant was that I can link a blog to my profile, so that posting here will automatically show up as a note on my Facebook profile. That means that anybody who cares enough to look at my profile will see my updates to this site, which I think is pretty dope. The whole process was seamless, and involved the simple pasting of my site’s URL into the page. Two clicks, and it’s ready. Well done, Facebook.