There IS one strong warning I can give, with good credential:
I have worked in the average American home for 26 years. This involved being in a spectrum of economic realities. I also travel cross-country sufficiently to understand and see regional homogenizations and trends.
In California, it is impossible to even pump gas without a television screen blaring in your face. Go to the grocery store, and you're forced to its exposure. Have lunch at Wendy's, and there's their own television "station". You are now becoming used to televisions ever-present. You might want to research what corporations are providing programing for all these specialized channels. And all of these channels...bless their hearts!...provide news "snippets"...so that "information" is uniform coast to coast, and beyond.
It won't take much...and it will happen suddenly...for these channels to merge into one continuous stream...any number of events can be used to trigger this. And watch what Facebook becomes.
The real warning will be when your are required to re-register with Facebook...again, any number of events can be used to trigger this, a virus scare is my guess. At some point, you will be required to interact with the television. Getting off of Facebook NOW gives you the benefit of not being obligated to that requirement, or subjected to the conditioning that is leading up to it.
Uhh....you gonna eat them fries?
What I'm telling you is: I'm physically OUT IN THE WORLD. I am not on a computer day in and day out. I do not retrieve my reality from a computer only, as many do. I make my living by serving the public...ALL of them; I don't sell used junk on e-bay to pay the rent. So I KNOW what's out there, I deal with it on a broader scale than most.
Last edited by royster; 11-03-2010 at 04:28 AM.