I started a Facebook account. It is kind of like Myspace but it looks better and isn't choked up with web-ho's and spambots. Amber Hark was the first person I know to call it Crackbook and it truly is. Less cumbersome than email, easier to work on than a blog (especially at work) : Facebook is growing and many of the people who use it are hooked. I will walk by a computer lab at work and see at least 80% of the students on-line on Facebook. Every single co-worker I have has an account and they check it periodically throughout the day.
When people stated their fears of how the internet could become virtual life, maintaining relationships online rather than in person, those fears were never more fully realised than on Facebook. Some of it is self-deception: people collecting as many "friends" as possible so they can say they have competitively collected x number of "friends". For me it has been a good way to track people down with whom I had lost touch. Amber and Alex Hark were two such people and, apparently, they had recently been wondering what became of me too.
Still, crackbook it is and as I write this I realise that I have been away from it for far too long... excuse me.