Old Facebookers look elsewhere

As Facebook Grows, Longtime Users Draw Privacy Veil

Facebook used to be all about the location of the next kegger, who
hooked up with whom and maybe keeping in touch with the foreign student
you studied with for a semester. Now this formerly exclusive community
is increasingly being used for business networking — and that’s
causing some of the service’s longtime users to be a lot less
forthcoming about the information they share on the site.

“Facebook
has moved way too far away from what it started as to appeal much to me
anymore,” says Lindsay McCarthy, a recent University of Chicago
graduate. “Now that everyone and their mother — literally — have a
profile, every ‘friend’ request I get makes me cringe. …

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