Doc Searls said something interesting in this post about Twitter and Facebook:
Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s something on Facebook that does the same thing. But Facebook is AOL 2.0. Itâ€™s heavy and complicated and wants to run my life. So I mostly avoid it. My loss perhaps, but thatâ€™s beside the twin points of live vs. static and light vs. heavy.
I often wonder with Facebook: is it a fundamentally different experience for me, a person who started using Facebook in my 30s, than it is for all the people who got a Facebook account while they were in college because it was what they were *supposed* to do (according to the cultural norms established at their school)? Do they find it restrictive the same way that we who explore the open web do? I think (this is just a guess and I’d love to hear some feedback from some people who actually are in this category) that they probably love it and don’t see these characteristics as non-open, but rather as all-in-one-what-I-need. Very AOL 2.0.