I don't know if it's just that I've been busy lately (both at work and at home) or if I'm actually just getting bored with the never-ending-ness of it, but for whatever reason, I'm finding myself less and less engaged by FaceBook.
For months I eschewed FB as a fad and then, when I finally succumbed and got an account, I was on it pretty regularly – updating my status, playing games, sharing pictures. I was even sharing blog entries (which I'm convinced no one actually reads, but I still continue to write anyway.) In short, I understood why it was nicknamed FaceCrack.
But now? not so much.
I think my usage started to decline with the launch of the current FB interface. I don't like the twitteriness of it. (I don't like twitter. It's too unsubstantial. why would I want FaceBook to become that?) No, I preferred the last FaceBook look – which allowed me to be more selective about my news feeds.
Not that I'm complaining. I have precious little enough time as it is, so less time spent in front of a monitor is probably a good thing.
I do, however, find that I'm using Vox more and more – this week excepted. Since my sister started blogging on a regular basis, I've found Vox to be a much better way to keep up to date with her life and her family. Sure, it takes more time – you have to provide more than quick witticisms with no substance – but blogging is a much more satisfying means of staying in touch than FB.
So in conclusion, Vox good, FB bad? Well, maybe not as simple as that, but that's my general inclination. FB still has it's place – it's great for event invitations for example. Maybe my interest will pick up again if FB moves away from the twitter-inspired look. But for now, I'm happier with Vox.