Matt Labash of the Weekly Standard wrote that “collecting Facebook friends is the equivalent of being a cat lady, collecting numerous Himalayans, which you have neither the time nor the inclination to feed.”
Andy Ostroy, writing on the Huffington Post, called it a “cyberland of rampant narcissism and wasted time.”
And I will admit that my friends’ status updates sometimes leave me longing for a So What button, rather than just the standard Like button.
But Facebook has obviously proved its appeal—or addictiveness—as a means for connecting with old friends, sharing pictures, and wasting time. And in countries where citizens have to fight for a platform to speak, it has even proved to be a tool for social change.
So while I find Mr. Zuckerberg’s creation almost as irritating as his character in “The Social Network,” it seems almost rude to stay off Facebook these days.
So I will see you on Facebook, friends. And yes, Dr. Bob, I will be there for my next cleaning.