For people who use it, it takes the place of many other forms of communication. Instead of calling someone on the phone, it's easier to just shoot them a message on FB. If I see them online I can chat with them really quick about something. It keeps all of my friends casually informed about if I'm going to be in town, or if we'll be going to the same event. Often times I find out about concerts and parties because I see that a lot of my friends will be going. From my perspective this whole "Facebook is stupid" attitude is mostly from old people who don't regularly keep in touch with friends the way younger people do. To me it seems like most social, happy, friendly, creative people who like to share stories and keep informed about the world, love Facebook and see it as an efficient form of communication and use it regularly on their phones, at home, and at work.