I woke up this morning to the news that FaceBook was “opening up the gates” which means ditching the only thing that made FaceBook interesting and perhaps different from Friendster, MySpace, Orkut, Tribe, etc. You used to join your own special community online. You used to have to have a connection to enter a new community. Now you pile in with the rest of them. The rest of them being any of the tons of other choices out there as mentioned above plus various blogspheres like Xanga, Live Journal, Blogger, etc.