I realize that many people have issues with facebook for various reasons, and I agree that one should be careful with anything on the internet--
however, its been a great tool in re-connecting with people I would have otherwise no contact or communication with. When I was in direct sales, it was also a tool in gaining some work.
Most family members are also in the network, so it is an easy way to stay in touch.
(I am anti-phone.)
Yay for Facebook!