Ha. I was just confessing to FW, though not in such erudite language, that I had about these same feelings about the social networking that the kids are so into these days:
But Facebook's ick factor in the executive suite might have as much to do with its shiny, happy world of "friendship" as with security. "There's almost an inverse relationship between seriousness and how much you participate in social networking," says ReputationDefender's Fertik, laughing. That basically nails it: Facebook is simply unserious—particularly given how it prompts hard-driving business executives to regress into adolescent vernacular. "Poking" people, requesting "friends," writing on someone’s "wall": It’s cute when you're in high school or college. But in a corporate environment, it sounds disingenuous and downright silly.
Ultimately, Facebook candy-coats the true nature of business relationships. And it will rot your teeth.