Hello all, I did not want to start an argument for or against Facebook. But so many mails appear to make you believe that Facebook is really" innocent and safe" but missing the real point. So many studies declare the contrary; Facebook is a social phenomen in which we can get "caught up . Personally I don't need it socially and for my business I can easily do without it . One or two forums is enough for me and for the rest I rely on direct personal contacts. Just look at this Youtube; it explains more than I can say. Furtheron there are so many social studies which explain how we want to be part of this trend and how it never satifies what we are really looking for. Kind greetings Lauw de Jager South of France http://www.bulbargence.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=c6Bkr_udado 'We are living in an isolation that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors, and yet we have never been more accessible,' wrote Stephen Marche. The passive consumption of other people's lives over social media - their idealized pictures of holidays, work, meals and family - seem to result in a more negative perception of our own lives and social interactions. Kross' study concludes, ' On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Rather than enhancing well-being, however, these findings suggest that Facebook may undermine it.