Someone mentioned this in an online forum recently
"Facebook's good for family as much as anything else, really."
Ostensibly its "social media software" but its very broken; I was using Facebook for probably 3 years there before I determined that apart from sharing photos, it was in fact anti-social.
- Wasn't more connected with anyone or anything, in fact more isolated. Status updates and comments are sort of like talking about the weather: they're filler.
- No dates, no new friends, no meaningful exchanges at all.
So independent of Facebook's stupid privacy policies, switching back to phone calls, email, and even instant messengers has been a far better move.