On resistance to facebook:
If it's all the chatter, you can hide it.
If it's reluctance to sign up because you don't want to be rude to family, old friends etc when you fail to accept their request for friendship, use an alias.
If it's just stubborn resistance to something you don't want to do - Hey, I'm the same way! Screw it! If I don't wanta do it, I don't do it!
THANKS to everybody for your input, especially the new stuff I did not know, like Posterous. I will check into that when I have time to explore. And the stuff I have not thought of, like jabberous showing up in google searches and facebook possibly not showing up.
In other news - I'm re-vamping some old paintings, and will be posting here soon.