I get why people like it. For one, there are things to do and it feels interactive and connected and fun. I like having things to do. Twitter doesn't really supply that fix, I compare twitter use as watching a ticker tape go by on the tv screen whereas facebook lets you post things and click things and you get to play. People who normally never comment on my blog are suddenly writing quick things on facebook to me. People who seem to have stopped blogging? ....they are there. On facebook having a blast.
I remember when I started my website, it felt like the hub of life. Then after 2 years I realized I was in an empty room nary hearing echos of pages slamming. Was someone there? Is anyone now? So blogs. Next best thing. More real time at the time. Only problem was people still lurked and you can't blog little tidbits all day without people vomiting. Twitter...too many tidbits from others are overwhelming and unless there are real things to post to help/inform/promote etc. others it feels a little self absorbed.
Facebook is the answer. It has changed since I last used it 2 years ago. For one, back then the pages took FOREVER to load. And if I remember correctly, you had one ugly boring page that looked more like some website email page. Now you have bells and whistles. You can chat in real time. You can be active with others and I think it is a great platform for an artist to show others what they are doing in blips without writing zillions of blog posts.
I'm sure I will have more questions but those are the basic ones.
*found a link that helps big time with adding a blog link here.
facebook is wicked complicated if you want more than just a page...but thats probably half the fun in a really screwed up way.