A friend of mine sings one of the greatest love songs of all time in this movie. Lyrics: "I love technology, but not as much as I love you". That sums up my love/hate relationship with Facebook and the way it connects me to people.
I hate knowing the publicized, synthetic minutiae of other people's lives. Being "friended" by old boyfriends is always weird. Voyeurism. Wasting time. Having people post pictures on the world wide web of me in my bathing suit-- sans permission or payment.
At other times facebook straight up melts my heart. Learning about people's babies. Wasting time, happily seeing all the things my friends are accomplishing. Having a friend from elementary school post this picture of my 3rd grade self. I love it-- not much has changed-- I still have darker skin than all the other white kids, I still hang with the boys, and oddly, still pose like that for pictures.
What do you love and hate about facebook?