Well then, here I go:
Originally Posted by jimollerhead
Thanks from me also!
I don't think you or I are "losing it"; we just may have grown up with the understanding that we want to accomplish something somewhat defined ... and that goes totally against Facebook's philosophy - if such a thing even exists.
IMHO the "interface" is absolutely useless because it seems not to be task oriented. I never got lost as quickly as in Facebook. Even by only looking at my kid's Facebook page I see more info from/about people I have never known (and likely may not even want to know?) than about my kids and the grand kids. I am just plain not interested in what Molly Dogstail thinks about my grandson's picture.
Oh yes, the beginnings of it have been slung together as a college student's side job. But years of corporate spin have totally covered up that fact.
They will never "throw it away" for exactly the reason you peak of and because by now it's BIG business!
Do I really want to communicate with somebody who "prefer[s] to use it to email"? I don't think so.
Let me add a quip of my own:
Right behind computers Facebook IMHO is the devil's second most successful attempt to steal our time.