Question of the Week

Are You Suffering From Facebook Fatigue?

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Facebook. MySpace. LinkedIn. Twitter. AVVO. It seems as if a new social networking site or pseudo professional networking site launches daily.

So much energy is needed to maintain these personal pages and an online presence that it has Time magazine opining about “Facebook fatigue.”

E-information overload and its twin problem, attention diversion, have long been problems, causing law schools to restrict Internet use in classrooms, and at one law firm, the banning of BlackBerrys at major meetings.

This made us wonder…

Are you suffering from Facebook fatigue, or do you find social networking sites to be helpful in your professional life?

Answer in the comments below.

If social networking sites haven’t worn you out, you can now follow ABA Journal on Twitter. All our headlines, updated continuously every business day, are a part of our Twitter stream.

Read last week’s question and answers about law school traditions.

Our absolute favorite from last week:

Posted by “J”: “At Syracuse University College of Law, every year when a certain contracts professor discusses the ‘Chicken Case’ (Frigaliment Importing Co., Ltd. v. BNS International Sales Corp., 190 F. Supp. 116 (S.D.N.Y. 1960) he dresses up in a big bird costume. It has become a well-established yearly tradition at SUCOL and I must say it is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. He wears the costume throughout the day and wonders the hallways. It is hilarious.”

We agree with “J” about the hilarity of this annual tradition. Check out the video on YouTube.

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