My mother has also connected with a lot of old friends - she's in her 60s and her friends are all across the United States these days. It is a free, easily accessed place for us 'older folks' (lol) to reconnect
I understand not liking it. There are a few things I don't care for on there, but the pros (for me and my family) outweigh the cons, at this time.
don't even know what MyFace is.
I only go on Facebook if I wanna talk to friends that I hardly see or my phone is dead, to look a funny pics and to look at pics from ages ago and sit back and say, "Ahh the good old days."
I see what you mean about it taking over people's lives though.