As much as I hate to give into the Facebook trend, I'm going to have to get an account. I have many nieces & nephews and they are scattering across the country. They all communicate via Facebook and if I want to be in the loop, I'll have to join in too.
Face to face or a good 'ol phone call.
I have a facebook acct. I have such a big family and many are scattered thru out the states. It keeps me up to date with them since work schedules make travel for most of us hard.
We're so spread out that facebook is the best and most economical way to do it.