Facebook is the new front porch. In the suburbs, mostly unused rear decks have replaced the more neighborly front porches.
Along came Facebook for the cyber-suburbs. It’s the new place for gathering, gossiping, and goofing around. It’s become a natural way to find out about friends, relatives, and peers. Used well, Facebook equips us to know what to care about and whom to care for. A good rule for posting on Facebook is not to include anything that you wouldn’t say to neighbors you do and don’t know well.
Besides, rear decks are lonely places.