Facebook is good for what individuals use it for. I personally hate it, and I refuse to open an account ( I use my brothers account occasionally). Degree Info, I must say, is very good for those interested in education in general, or interested in DL, specifically. I love everything DL, in fact, I would attend many DL programs at the same time if I had the ability to do so. There is nothing as fun as learning on my own terms, and then being rewarded (with the degree) at the end. So Degree Info lurkers will not cease to exist because the site rocks when it comes to high ed. I would suggest upgrading the forum to a more attractive one that provides ability to use avatars. phpBB forum/bulletin boards are nice, and maybe the lurkers would indulge more if the interface is more attractive.