After the most recent Facebook debacle in a long line of poor decisions, you might be getting fed up.
Fortunately, a call has been put out to a distributed, open alternative. A centralized, closed service is clearly not the answer as service after service keeps screwing up the real hope of genuinely connecting people via social networking.
Update: 14 different privacy organizations filed complaints with the FTC against Facebook. From a great Wired article that also suggests some possible solutions.