I get almost no e-mail nowadays that isn't from some mailing list or company I've signed up for. I used to get letters here and there -- again, now most of that occurs via chat on Facebook.
I need to quit Facebook. I did quit it for a week as an experiment and life continued just fine. But even as recently as three days ago, Facebook allowed me to reconnect with someone I had lost contact with. I have re-secured one of my most important high school friendships via FB. I have kept in contact with some students who have gone out into the real world. So I think about dropping FB, and then I re-decide to keep it. Just in case I am able to connect with someone else from my past.
But maybe I need to limit the FB. I certainly don't need to be playing Castleville. Perhaps a visit in the a.m. and a visit before bed, and anything else I need to express should go to LiveJournal.
I used to love LJ so much. I guess part of the drawing away from LJ is that almost no one I know uses the site anymore. I used to have several friends on here who updated and commented and so on. Now there's only really one person that I know who will read this and care about anything I have to say.
I have things to say, and LJ gives me a voice. FB is like a party where your voice is one of many to be heard. Twitter is worse -- it's a dance club where you communicate in quick statements yelled in someone's ear at the bar.