It may seem kind of strange for a company to build a search engine — a pretty costly undertaking — using criteria that it knows to be corrupted. But to Facebook, it’s just business-as-usual. Here’s the difference between Google and Facebook: Larry Page recognized that commercial corruption was a threat to his ideal. For Mark Zuckerberg, commercial corruption is the ideal.

Nick Carr. I think this is right, which is why I still have a Google account — though I monitor it warily — but deactivated my Facebook account a long time ago and have not looked back.