Yesterday, I have given in to peer pressure and curiosity and now have a Facebook account. Feel free to add me to your friend list* and write on my wall, but don't count on me to be too active there. I don't even know how many different accounts I have! There's LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, and of course blogger, there is yahoo, wordpress, gmx, t-online, rogers, and numerous accounts that come with domains I've registered. I think I have a digg account as well, one at MySpace and at SecondLife and probably some more that I've completely forgotten about. I hardly use any of that with notable exception of Google. Is all of this actually good for something?
So far, I find Facebook really nice, it is well organized and I like the Mini Feed telling me things like Soandso is looking forward to playing golf on the weekend, and Soandso can't find her glasses. I.e. another way to numb my brain if it runs hot.
Besides this, I have tried to join the network of Frankfurt University where I made my PhD. They sent a confirmation email to my university account. I haven't checked that for a year or so. I had set up the spam filter to deleting messages every month. Nevertheless, I couldn't open the inbox. It just shows "You have 62,802 unread messages."
* ... if you do so, please add detail 'worked together' on 'blogosphere' or send me a message that refers to this blog. I actually don't want to randomly add people to my friends list who just like my photo or so.