I'm all for social media integration if it means people are motivated to post responsibly and face consequences for being dicks. Open comment sections never fail to erode my faith in humanity (just look around Youtube's comments for examples), probably because I'm too used to choosing who I follow on Twitter and actively avoiding unprotected exposure to the abuse, bitching and stupidity of the general public.
Facebook is dogshit if your 'friend' list is full of distant family members, people you went to school with and people you met at parties once. I consider some of you closer friends than a lot of the people on my Facebook.
As I get older I realise more than ever how important it is to reconnect with friends in person. There's nothing particularly bad about just sending a text or tweet every now and then, but nothing compares to getting together for a few drinks and a long evening catching up. The internet has devalued what it means to be 'friends' and that makes me sad.
Forums haven't died, they're just evolved into stuff like branch.com. Conversations are flexible and spontaneous, and the internet has taken its sweet time catching up to that reality. Hopefully now we're seeing the start of a new wave of services that value good content and real connections over the popularity contests spawned by Facebook et al.
Having grown up and made a career out of the web/digital it's very important for me to be open, honest and consistent whenever I post anything online. I'm easily searchable by my colleagues, peers, and clients. I have to be seen to be active within the community. My online identity has to be the same as my real-life one, so why fight the advances of social media when I'm not trying to hide who I am?
Sorry for the brain dump, can't quite craft that into a cohesive post.