Note to Facebook: Can you please bring back the ability to add a "note" to someone when sending them a friend request?
I'm not sure what the benefit was of taking this feature away. I find it extremely useful to explain to someone why I am friend-requesting them, whether it's to remind them who I am from days of yore, that I am contacting them about an article I am writing, or other.
Apparently the ability to "message" someone first is still there, but I still think it would be useful to have as a component of a friend request.
What do you think about this issue...should Facebook bring this back? Is it something you miss?
On a positive note, I am looking forward to the new Timeline feature. It was positively reviewed by Melissa Bell of The Washington Post, and I am pysched to see how it pans out (at this writing, it is still rolling out to selected members).