I'm not quite sure why there are so many critics of Facebook out there. I find it very satisfying to click on my homepage and have messages, see what my friends are doing, and even have people request to be my friend. It is very good for the self-esteem. I guess it relates to my love of getting mail. I guess I even like junk mail because if my mailbox is empty, I'm disappointed. But my favorite type of mail is a hand-written note...and a check (of course!). It's a sad observation that there are fewer and fewer hand written notes these days...and I think that's where Facebook fills that need. I get mini notes all the time! I love being able to carry on a discussion with my friends, near and far, and know what is going on in their lives. I have heard people say that people who like Facebook are self-absorbed because they post updates about themselves, but I think that's a very limited view of Facebook. Sure, I post updates like the others, but I LOVE reading my friend's updates. I have also heard that it's a time-waster. That is most definitely true, for some; but I know a lot more people who waste much more time doing other things (e.g. TV, video games). Lastly, I'm a very social person. If I have too many days in a row, by myself, I start to get depressed. Others energize and refresh me! So thank you Facebook...you can be my friend anytime!