Serves as an lazy attempt too see and talk to friends and family. Why do we need a mediator for relationships we currently have and why do we always use the excuse for these sites: It helps me stay more connected to people. How? By not seeing these people and getting a poor excuse of contact getting a single poke or like makes them feel close to you. And i am not talking about people that are far away i am talking about the friends and family you have right here in town. And guess what you don't ned Facebook for those people either there is phones you know and if your too busy then they probably don't matter all that much now do they.