I again made Two Cents in the San Francisco Chronicle, page A13. I answered the question: Are you burned out on online networking? It’s a young lookin’ crowd that I’m compared to for answers. It’s interesting that the only two self-identified college students of the six that answered also were the only two that essentially said that they approve of and use the online networking site Facebook. It’s an essential part of college life but not high school life? I think it has to do with the size of college and number of people you come into contact with. High school is smaller (althought there are some high schools bigger than my college) and you need to keep in touch with less people. College adds 100+ close contacts to a pool of 100+ high school friends plus a couple dozen elementary/middle school friends Facebook does wonders for being the “social utility” (more like an online directory) for keeping in contact with all these people. College also allows for social activities to permeate into the living situation so that Facebook becomes an organizer and recorder of those activities that might be more strictly planned for students in high school. Clearly, Facebook is better suited for college students (as was the original intention of Facebook) and that is perhaps why college students see less burnout of that particular online network.