Edit: for those who have deleted their accounts/don't use FB, sorry for not recognising this in the poll. Although you can vote 'other' at the bottom of the page.
I've had a Facebook account for about seven years now. And I wonder - what benefits does it bring. People say the following...
* Events - but can't your friends tell you that by phone, person or text? If they don't tell you, then do you really want to know/go?
*Status updates/pictures - vacuous, self-indulgent and attention seeking. Well, often anyway. If I want to show off a new jumper of tell someone a joke or about a job promotion, why not do it in person to those who want to know?
*Communication - again, what ever happened to actually meeting up, using the phone or texting?
*catching up with old friends - I've added old friends, but I've never bothered meeting up with them due to Facebook. In fact, if they weren't on Facebook, I may have been more likely to find them in other ways (admittedly more difficult)
Inevitably, Facebook results in me wasting my time scrolling through attention-seeking rubbish from people who are my friends. I guess I do it sometimes as well. And there's always people who I want to delete but don't because I haven't got the guts and can't handle the potential butt-hurt it'll result in.
Of course, I am being one-sided, simplistic and generalising and speaking personally. I suspect I am in the minority, but to what extent, I don't know.
What are your thoughts?