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Talking Facebook As It Just Passes the Tipping Point

Towards the end of 2008, Facebook became a part of my life and community, mostly because I couldn" escape it. & Of course, I knew what Facebook was prior to that, but it was around the holidays that I started hearing people talk about "being on Facebook" in my workplace and circle of friends. & It seems as if my friends all joined around the same time and have since been talking about the strange allure, time-suck, and psychological toll of Facebook. & One of my friends even wrote about it in her City Beat column.

But now Facebook seems to be everywhere. & Facebook trends are popping up in the cultural marketplace. & My co-worker Nathan says that Jay Leno mentioned the Facebook viral "25 Random Things About Me" on the Tonight Show this week. & Slate just tried to find out the source of the "25 Random Things" meme. I just wrote mine this week and tagged

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