I have successfully avoided Facebook. The only time I was tempted was when I was invited to friend a chef whose blog I had been following. I hemmed and hawed and waited and eventually completely forgot about my invitation. About a month later, Facebook sent me an email reminding me of the invitation. When I got that, I feared I had completely blown off a chef that had been nothing but friendly to me - a complete stranger that stumbled onto his blog and got his email address. So I sent him an email that basically said, "I decided I wasn't ready to join the Facebook crowd and then quite rudely never mentioned it to you. I'm sure you spent many sleepless nights wondering if 'Jon in Albany' was going to join you Facebook, and for that I am sorry." He took not being friended by a complete stranger very well and continued replying to my occasional charcuterie question. I've never looked back at ignoring Facebook. Still quite glad I have nothing to do with it. I can waste hours in front of a computer screen without...well, without whatever people do on Facebook.