We have a love-hate relationship, you and I.
You're a great way to stay in touch with friends and family from a distance; share photos, news, and experiences; plan trips; meet other like-minded people; and even network for business. I've met some other amazing authors this way, and keep in touch with the writing community.
You're also a giant horrible time-suck.
This is what you do...
That black spot in the center? If you squint really hard, you can see me flailing around as I check my timeline to see what some crazy person I haven't talked to in years is complaining about (but won't unfriend because I'm a creepy stalker); sift through game requests for Blitzy Farm Mafia Words; scroll to see what my friends are doing and if it's more interesting than what I have going on; and laugh at people who forgot to log out, leave their computer on, and instead get "hacked," i.e. some enterprising friend finds their open page and and posts about their unsuspecting friend's undersized genitals.
But, for sheer entertainment and connectivity value, you're mostly a good thing. Like, 70%. That's a C, Facebook. A passing grade, at least.
All of this said, I would be missing an opportunity to mention that I have a Facebook author fan page, and I'd love it if you'd stop on over and give me a "like." I update on blog entries, things I'm writing, and writing news in general, and love to interact with you and read your posts. There's a link on the right side-bar, but since I'm feeling generous today, here's the link. https://www.facebook.com/sarahallanauthor