This inspired me to give Facebook another try – there was an awful lot of bright flashing colours and a bit of a MySpace feel to it last time I registered, which was enough to make me deregister immediately. Things seem to have improved. Not sure that I’ll be hanging out there very much, but here I am.
Facebook doesn’t seem to distinguish much between “friends” as in people you’ve had a beer with at least once and “friends” as in people you know from online activity. If I recognised you from somewhere, I sent a friend request but I won’t be offended if you decline!
update: jeez, what a timesink this thing is! Facebook Firefox toolbar is not too bad.