A lot of people I know use Facebook. It’s true that the site is amazingly good at connecting or re-connecting people. The problem is that people then stay within the confines of Facebook for these connections, corresponding with each other, commenting on each other’s photographs, and setting up events and holding larger conversations.
And just in case you thought Facebook was a safe kindergarden, it turns out that the guy running the show has been [peering into your e-mails](http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3). Zuckerberg, and allies like the [guy who founded Zynga](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7YaVVpK1G4), are willing to pry themselves as far into users’ lives as users will let them. (The Zynga link is to a Youtube video featuring Mark Pincus where he reveals, in NSFW language, how willing he was to screw users — sorry, that’s the most polite word I could come up with.)
And that’s why I mostly post to Facebook from my [Twitter account](http://twitter.com/johnlaudun/). Twitter has not, so far at least, locked my data up. More importantly, a number of my Twitter posts act merely as selective feeds to this site. This site is not as full and complete as I would like it, but finishing it is entirely within my control.