My pal Andy Coyne warned me: Facebook is a CIA plot. Have nothing to do with it, mused the wise Brummie.
This piece in the paper today is excellent. A flavour is here:
So by his own admission, [Peter] Thiel [Facebook founder] is trying to destroy the real world, which he also calls "nature", and install a virtual world in its place, and it is in this context that we must view the rise of Facebook. Facebook is a deliberate experiment in global manipulation, and Thiel is a bright young thing in the neoconservative pantheon, with a penchant for far-out techno-utopian fantasies. Not someone I want to help get any richer.
We've banned access to it at work and I deactivated my account a few months ago. I didn't see the point, frankly.