Facebook, for the uninitiated, is all the rage as a new way to waste your time away. Everyone I know who's on it isn't quite sure why or whether they even like it, but they are nonetheless compelled.
It's a little like high school, though less traumatizing. Almost everybody's doing it.
Jason Gibbs, the erstwhile spokesman for the governor who now runs the state's parks and forests, is the first person I've heard of who got kicked off Facebook - sent to the principal's office, so to speak.
Gibbs explains that he sent messages to his Facebook friends to encourage them to become "supporters of the state parks." That was a violation of the Facebook's anti-spamming rules, he was told in a message from Facebook, and he was thus suspended from the Facebook world.
Gibbs said he has asked the Facebook people when can he get back on. He's awaiting word.
Meanwhile, his wife has launched a petition drive to restore him to Facebook. There are now 56 members. I signed on. If I'm going to be caught up in that world, he should be too.
- Terri Hallenbeck