Marshall McLuhan

Facebook: Getting beyond the 'blah, blah, blah'

Facebook: Getting beyond the 'blah, blah, blah'

I refuse to get on the anti-Facebook bandwagon.

For the last five years or so, Facebook has been the biggest thing on the Web. But some disillusionment was inevitable. Nothing can be the biggest thing forever. In recent months, there's been a rising chorus of discontent: Facebook, we are told, invades your privacy. Facebook capriciously changes its features, making them worse. It's boring. A time-suck. A chore.

There's some truth to all that, of course. But you know what? I still love Facebook. There, I admitted it. I'm a huge, unabashed fan.

Why? For the simple reason that Facebook makes my life better.

I'm a busy guy. Three kids, lots of pets, a demanding job,...