I know I'm about to show my age here ( I have never sent an IM, maybe that will give you a clue ) I don't have a facebook account because I don't really understand why I would want one. What good is it? When I was in High School, my classmates would always say to each other "keep in touch". Now, no one except close friends really kept in touch because what's the point? Do you really care about the person you had a few semesters of English with? If you see them walking down the street you would say hi, what's up? kind of thing. But now on facebook you basically have everyone you ever meet and you get updates on them? Is this the way it works? If so, is it overwhelming? One more example, when my kids were in preschool and they made a lot of friends and of course we say to each other... "let's keep in touch and get the kids together, blah blah blah." Well, truth is, we never do unless our kids are really actual friends and not just school mates. When I see someone at the playground randomly, the kids have a blast and to tell you the truth if I had to actually keep in touch with everyone it would take up all my time. Or am I completely missing the point?