Now will you get a Facebook account
A very interesting bit of analysis has come out. One web watcher says social networking (Facebook, myspace, linked-in, Twitter. etc) has surpassed porn as the number one online activity. (Social Networking Passes Porn) It seems that a good (or at worst, neutral) online activity is surpassing a bad one. Obviously Elder Ballard was onto something when he basically pleaded with the Saints to not abandon the Internet & new media, but to learn to use it wisely, and for good.
A few months ago I wrote about the controversy over Facebook and LDS kids. I find that parents who don’t know much about social networking fear it because they think predators are lurking out there waiting to pounce. Once parents get some experience in social networking they realize the bigger problem is the amount of time youth can waste on it. While there are clearly risks, they can be managed and I remain a booster of social networking, provided it is supervised and used wisely.