Ok, I admit that I am a little late to the social networking party. A year ago I would mock the Tweeps and Facebook fanatics for having too much time on their hands.
I now humbly apologize and I confess that I have been assimilated. Yes, I’m on Facebook and I have used it to keep in touch with old friends. I’m also on Twitter and use it to follow other professionals the same way I have been doing with RSS Feeds for years.
I eventually saw a need to centralize my updating of status and other messages in one place. I tried using Twitter to update Facebook but realized that I use Twitter too much for geek stuff and it would wear people out on FB. I thought I could go the other way but sometimes I use FB for more private, family and friends updates that I might not want “out there” on Twitter. (There’s a FB app that allows you to post from Twitter.)