Like everyone else, although a few weeks (months, years?) behind the curve, I’m trying to figure out the fuss about Facebook. People I respect, like Martin Varsavsky, reckon it’s getting many things right.
But I have to say my early sense of it is much more like Dave Winer’s. My first experiences with creating my profile made me feel very juvenile. I entered my “relationship status” (married – very happily for 13 years, as of yesterday). I didn’t tick any boxes about what I’m “looking for”. Not my kind of thing, and I long ago found what I was looking for. Also why was I asked about my political and religious views? Dave is right that they need to add some maturity to the mix.