Why? Because I can keep in touch in with old friends. I used to work for the world's greatest research firm - unfortunately it was not a money making model and we got acquired by a much more successful organization. It's a great gig - believe me. I had to leave and come back to realize it. Still, the friends that I made at the old company have turned out to be some of the most cherished that I have. We may only see each other occasionally, but when we do, the years fall away.
Anyway....back to Facebook - the best part of this is that we stay in touch via Facebook - we were and are, a force of geeks and Facebook works for us. We can keep tabs on each other...and because of this, I was able to connect with my pal Paul, whom I adore, to let him know that I'll be in his neck of the woods for a business trip. Paul, because of the ease that Facebook allows, (or they may actually TALK to each other, but I can keep with my train of thought) Paul to reach out to one of my all time favorite guys Slaby, to get together and have dinner at a wonderful Boston tapas place. Isn't technology a wonderful thing?? This will make my whole trip :)