I'm a Facebook fan even in these troubling times. About a hundred of my Facebook friends have quit over the information thing. I'm sorry to see some of them go. I'll miss seeing their artwork and reading their comments, both those left on their artwork and comments they leave on other artists work. There have been some interesting discussions come up over the years.
Artwork from around the world has appeared on my news page for years. Artwork I would never have come across without Facebook. I love doing paintings of interiors with women and I have connected with artists in several countries who share the same interest. Its fun for me knowing there are others out there with the same interest. Fun seeing how people live in other countries, and how similar we decorate our private spaces.
I understand people leaving Facebook though. There are times when I feel it is a waste of my time, but then one of my friends will post the most amazing work of art and I love it all over again. Some days my newsfeed is full of crap. Last Sunday was one of those days when the art just kept coming, one interesting painting after another. I reposted a dozen of them. I love sharing good art, I love reading the comments others make. I especially love reading those comments by known artists who really know art - so I'm learning from Facebook too. I'm sorry to see some good artists leave, but they are being replaced by new friends I can learn from.