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Facebook: what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing? No, that's war.

After months of regular usage I finally figured out what I like to use Facebook for. Surprisingly: for very little.

I started using Facebook many months ago. The first thrill came from discovering long lost friends. Just type their names, verify it's really them and add them to the list. For extra credit browse their friends to see any other people you know.

Once I had enough friends and read about their whereabouts in their profiles it was fun and exciting to see their status updates.

Then applications seemed cool and even useful. I really liked the apps that let me rate books and movies and share my reviews with my friends. I rated a few things, but after a while it became like work and that was the end of that.

The problems started when my friends discovered applications. Being tickled, poked and even super poked was cute the first 5 times. But you can't underestimate the boundless energy of your friends who happily ping you in increasing…