So I just read a post on Mashable on yet some more Second Coming Facebook changes (to be announced shortly at F8, the FaceBook developers' conference) that they expect everyone to adore. More than 562 people have posted comments pro and con.
I was going to comment -- mainly about the fact that I find FaceBook largely unusable and only get on there when I hear from one of my friends and that NOTHING FaceBook could do would make me feel emotionally engaged (which the writer thought was what would happen).
And then I discovered -- of course -- that I couldn't comment unless I gave FaceBook permission to share everything I do on FaceBook with Mashable. The idea of FaceBook applications wanting to share everything is one of the reasons I rarely use FaceBook proactively. What I want to share on FaceBook is what I'm writing. That's it. I most definitely won't share my friends list.
I'm trying Google + these days and looking at some new startups. I know FaceBook has 750 Million members, but I only have a few hundred friends and maybe a thousand industry contacts. Maybe I can get the rest of them over to Google + or Linked-In.