I’ve found a real gem of an article that addresses many (if not all) of the gripes I have with social networks:
„I’ve been Xinged. I’ve been Hi5ed. I’ve been Linked In—oh, have I been—and I’ve been Facebooked and Myspaced and Twittered (and if you’ve read comments from my column last week, I’ve been flamed as well, but that’s another story). I’ve taken it all till now, but I can’t takes no more. If you’ve suffered from the increasing torrent of well-meaning but annoying e-mail notifications and invites from aspiring social-networking-site friends, you know of which I speak. To mangle the beloved Pogo quote, I have seen the enemy, and he is us.“
Please read on at the original site. It’s worth your while.