Quote of the Day

Facebook today feels like a web-based AOL.
You log in to do anything.
You keep logging in because you get logged out if there are big periods of inactivity.
You log in to keep in touch with your friends, just like today’s net natives did in AOL’s chat rooms and IM sessions.
You exchange emails back and forth with them using Facebook’s walled, proprietary, email system.
You select your “buddies” that you want to keep tabs of and stay in touch with through the day.
There’s not much one does in the core functions of Facebook today, that you couldn’t or didn’t do with AOL’s AIM and ICQ instant messaging systems of almost a decade ago.”
–Michaekl Parakh, writing on how net natives’ creations aren’t all completely new.