Facebook Fatigue Bogs Digerati Down

Scoble, Calacanis and Om Malik are all writing about “Facebook Fatigue.” So there must be something to it.
The again, maybe not. Colin Pape in a comment on GigaOm puts it this way:

I think you media pundits are forgetting that most of us don’t have 4,000 people wanting to become our friends, and we don’t seem to have invitations to trendy events flooding our inboxes.
For us, Facebook seems to work just fine.
I have a feeling that Zuckerberg’s intended audience was not the 10 people out there who are geek media moguls like you, Calacanis and Scoble.

I’m new to Facebook and only have 14 friends there. I’m also relatively new to MySpace but have 421 friends over there. They’re totally different networks. Then there’s LinkedIn, where I can see some crossover with Facebook, but right now I’m thinking Facebook is a place to go deeper within a tighter circle.
Jeremy Pepper also left an interesting comment on Om’s post. He said, “There’s no reason you should or have to accept every invitation. I have invites sitting there right now that are going to continue to sit there.”
[UPDATE] Two soc nets Scoble & Co. won’t be joining: CafeMom and StyleMob.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.