I am not particularly a fan of facebook, but I see its benefits to those who value privacy or don’t want to go to the trouble to make a website.
Like twitter, I enjoyed for a while the friends update. Kind of (there’s too much random other crap on the page). Now that I have a fair number of friends, I am beginning to divide my friends into two categories: those I really want to see updates about and those I don’t really care about except in special cases or times. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could specify only those updates you wish to know about?