thank you for inviting me, but I don't do Facebook. I don't have a Facebook page and have no plans to get one. Maybe I'm too old, but I just don't get the Facebook format. The endless posting of pictures of every tiny event in my life is not for me. I don't even have that many pictures of myself, and I don't attend many parties any more (especially since I attended enough parties in grad school to last me three lifetimes). I also don't get the status updates and don't understand the purpose of writing things on anybody's wall. I'm kind of verbose (in case you haven't noticed) and cannot possibly limit myself to short statements about where I am and what I'm doing.
I am in no way critical of anybody's facebooking activities. I don't even object when my students update their pages during my lectures. I know that Facebook is central to many people's lives, and good for them. I am also aware that some of you are linking to my blog on your Facebook pages, for which I am extremely grateful. But it simply isn't my format. For now, I will stick to blogging and occasional tweeting. The blogging format is perfect for me because it's very organized and allows me to keep rambling for as long as I want.