Educating Kent: Facebook

blogssocialnetworksI have a genuine question.

What is so much better about Facebook (and MySpace and other similar platforms) than an ordinary blog on a popular platform- say WordPress?

I would love it if someone could explain this to me.

To this point, I’ve always felt like the blogosphere is the only social network that matters, and that Facebook, etc. are the dilutive sandboxes of the new Geocities generation.  But I am obviously missing something.  Just look at tonight’s Techmeme.

I understand how it’s better for the owners of Facebook, because they can sell ads and leverage off of the content and traffic created by users.

But I don’t get it at all from the user’s perspective.

Can somebody help me with this?

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