It’s quite simple, really.
I use Facebook because I know people who use Facebook.
- If I say something witty, they can read it, and comment, or laugh silently to themselves, which I imagine is more often the case.
- If they say something witty, I can read it, and laugh; if they say something stupid, I can read it, and correct them. (Note: someone is wrong on the Internet.)
- The comments I do receive are from people I know, not spambots.
That last item is the only reason I’m feeding posts on my website into Facebook.
I’m not averse to sharing some information publicly. I am, however, wary of something that pretends to be intimate and personal — a few friends gathered together at a bar — and yet is not.