Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:34
Yep, I have multiple accounts. The main ones being for personal friends and family, which is great for keeping in touch, and up to date with what's going on in peoples lives. The amount of parties, festivals, and general gatherings I may have missed out on if it wasn't for facebook, doesn't bare thinking about. On the down side, this is the account with all the crap I don't care about, like what somebody had for breakfast.
The another main one is for my main interests, which currently include xbox modding, and recently, "vaping". The point of having a separate account for that is, I don't want to spam my friends and family with stuff they have no interest in, and for privacy.
For the most part, people send me friend requests on that account, so they must be interested in the crap I post. It's also the account where I follow companies and services that interest me. Any company worth its salt will have a facebook presence, it's just to big of a market to ignore. And so because of that, I get to benefit from any promotions they are offering.
I find it to be a great communication tool, and information source (as is twitter), and also a good promotional tool for offering your services. I get contacted via facebook more than any other medium.
It really can be what ever you make it, and you have a lot of control over what you see in your feed, including your own imported rss feeds.
It takes time and a bit of effort to build it into something useful, but I have found it to be worthwhile.
Also, I never really understand why people disable accounts (anywhere), why not just leave it as it is? You don't have to visit the site if you don't want to, but then if at some point you do...
Oh well, each to their own I guess.