An excellent piece by Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post on Facebook:
"Critics contend I am unfair to Facebook merely because I have described it as an ocean of banalities shared among persons with lives so empty they echo. I defend my thesis but admit my evidence has been unscientific -- entirely anecdotal -- based on my occasional dips into this tepid, lifeless lagoon of dishwater-dull discourse."
By the way, GW does not extend his point on how bored Facebook users are, but I will. The medium is the message (as dear old Marshall MacLuhan said), and perhaps one should think about picking up a book, or pen and paper, or even go for a walk... rather than sit and type, "I'm bored."