There was an article in today's Chicago Tribune about how a British study is finding that social networking sites are creating brains similar to those of infants. It discusses how social networking sites and informal communication affect attention spans and give people a weak sense of identity. Obviously, as with any study, it is just one perspective, but I thought it was interesting to think about.
Also, today is Ash Wednesday...which means that the little bit of Catholic still in me is supposed to give up something for Lent. As I was thinking about what it should be, I briefly thought about giving up Facebook. Then I went into premature withdrawal symptoms and decided that was a little extreme. So, I laughed when I saw this link at the beginning of the article! My favorite was the one about poking people.
10 Tips for Giving Up Facebook for Lent