Facebook. Everybody's talking about it but you can't see what it is unless you sign up. So I signed up - and I'm still not sure what it is. What are you supposed to do with it? I tried the "stalk your ex schoolmates" search (not its real name) and unearthed several people I don't particularly want to reconnect with. Not that there's anything wrong with them - well not all of them - just that I have nothing to say. One girl - I suppose she's actually a woman, now - apparently went to both high schools I attended yet I can't remember her from either. I found a few other people I know but I'm not sure why we need to become Facebook "friends" as well as actual friends. And what's this "Poke him/her!" business?
Facebook and I are a bad match given it's a social networking site and I have no social network and don't really want one. Sitting on my own listening to music, on the other hand, is something I do understand so I have bitten the unexploded WW2 shell and joined Last.fm. I like the idea of tracking my listening, at least that portion of it that is done on my computer. I also like the "radio stations" that you can stream by entering the name of an artist or genre. Those with a burning desire to see what I've been listening to can click on the Last.fm link in the "Sterne" section of the sidebar. (Update 13/8: Forget the link - we have sidebar widget!)