Well, it's finally happened:
"Strong international growth in the last year helped Facebook overtake MySpace as the world's most popular social networking website, according to industry figures."
In my opinion, it's about time. I can't stand myspace, too many ads and strange, pretentious backgrounds with weird floating text (although the music player is wicked!). I used to be Facebook's biggest fan, and completely agreed with it's merits, as blogged about by my friend Jo a couple months ago. It was great when I lived in England for keeping up with close friends in Canada. It was great when all those long lost high school friends came out of the woodwork. It was great for organizing events and posting pictures and generally wasting time on during school/work.
Now I'm not so sure. In fact, I've been thinking about deleting ('deactivating') my account for a few weeks now. Too much drama. Too much 'Ha! In your face! I'm better than you and you suck!' going on. Not enough actually talking to real people face to face. Not enough actually sharing real life stuff on a level somewhere above superficial, with people who actually care.
"Never before in the history of civilization has so much information been shared between individuals and never before has there been so little actual communication. The art of conversation, the essential skill of listening have both given way to non-stop narcissistic chatter. Surely the genius of the technology creating the cyber-world is in service of more than a glorified "party line"."
My aunt and uncle used to have a cabin at Bonnie lake and they had this neighbour who used to just sit and listen to the party-line all day. Sure, she knew what was going on with everyone, but everyone inturn thought she was a nosey bitch.
So, do I delete Facebook? Or not?