> I myself have no issues with the social network, I keep up with friends, family and it isn't a time suck for me anymore than HN.
How dare Facebook provide limited internet to the developing world instead of nothing at all...
Agreed. The intent and likely outcome of that was pretty evil.
You may be fine with Facebook controlling the flow of information. I'm not. I don't live in the developing world but am delighted to see efforts to that end stifled (where it has happened).
Other than that, as a social network, I don't have a hard issue with Facebook. I'm sure it's fine for lots of people. Friends and family use it and seem to get something out of it. It's not my type of thing so never had an account but I don't perceive it as evil.
I guess I perceive Facebook something like a used car salesman or owner of a dive bar in a bad neighborhood or a porn aggregator. A little shady, probably not to be intrinsically trusted and not the kind of thing I want to be around, but not necessarily evil.