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Someone sent me a friend request on FB. I often do accept people who FB friends in common with me if their profiles and pages look OK. This one definitely did not. One of the groups was: נשואים נשואות שמחפשים ולא מתביישים בזה. That's a direct quote; I didn't translate to obscure. For those of you who are Hebrew challenged, it means married people -- both male and female ) who are looking and are not ashamed. Look Hebrew, may be lashon naki, but not everything expressed in the language is.
One of the unpleasant discoveries made on FB was how many ostensibly frum people identify themselves with groups, games, and pages, that are very very far from the virtue of tznius.
So why am I on it? I am not on for games and voyeuristic questions. I really joined because social networking through such tools is considered imperative for businesses, especially media businesses. There are quite a lot of frum businesses on FB, some under actual business pages and some with the business listed as a person to friend. Of course one must filter on FB. But the more I see, the less likely I would be to advocate teens to join.