After trying Facebook for about 6 weeks, I've decided to drop out of it. I'm not sure what to do with it and it just absorbs my time. Unlike LinkedIn, whose purpose as a professional connection mechanism is immediately obvious, FaceBook just seems to be a set of random mini-apps glued together. With LinkedIn I can find people in my industry, from my college and from my company. I can make connections. With Facebook, I've got people writing odd things on my wall, blasting out universal messages and just generally filling my email with things I don't read for weeks.
I must be missing something. In any case, my Facebook experiment is over and I'm deleting my profiles and eliminating the link on my sidebar. Thanks to all of you who added me as a friend and sent me things. I'm sorry I didn't have time for this.