Originally Posted by royster
I've tried, and watched others try: Facebook is not a viable educational media. In fact, its design is EXACTLY "1984's" "Memory Hole".
Are we supposed to think Facebook is a viable educational medium?
I joined Facebook in May. I'm not exaggerating when I say it has revolutionized my relationship with my family in a positive way. I can only wish I would have joined it a long before.
I have 53 "friends" there; only a handful play any games or use FB the way you seem to be describing it. It is simply a very easy way to check in with everybody -- for some people a few times a day, for others once a week or so.
Strangely enough, my two friends who are the most obviously active on Facebook also have very active, fulfilling lives.