Hi Natalie – I think you and I are a lot alike in this respect (actually, in many respects — your posts about your work habits always resonate with me). But Facebook does help me as an editor, and I always enjoy being able to keep up with the lives of our far-flung extended family members in a way that was never possible before. Just yesterday, for example, my Silicon Valley cousin posted an adorable video of one of his young daughters dressed up as the author Louisa May Alcott and reciting a lengthy, memorized speech — the sort of thing he probably never would have bothered to try and share via email. Facebook links do seem to boost blog readership a bit too — much more so than Twitter, actually. I think comparable numbers of people probably see my links in both places.