I am fully with you on that "I hate facebook" part.
In think we don't need any "members only" overlay of the internet (as this seems to be the wet dream of Facebook) where people are more or less forced to make their private lives public to participate, making it a privacy nightmare.
Damn, I would really like to know how big the economic damage is due to people wasting time (which too often is probably payed work time...) with "social networking".
Yes, it is
nice to know what your buddies from school or university are doing and how to contact them (and how you yourself are holding up in comparison...
), that's why I joined a more "business-oriented" social network with clear and safe data privacy settings, giving me fine-tuned control over who can see what.
But doing "social networking" for the sake of doing "social networking" is yet another way to waste your limited life time. As if we didn't already have enough stuff to waste that on: TV, playing computer/console games, surfing the web, posting in geek forums like this
Am I old-fashioned? Perhaps. And no, I am not an annoyed pensioner that can't keep up with the 21st century, I just don't get people's stupidity when it comes to the awareness for data privacy (the time-wasting part I was bitching about is everyone's own decision in the end, as long as it doesn't affect others).
So to sum it up: People looking for rumors about Canon stuff and decide to search only via Facebook deserve not finding the information they need. (and might even leave their FB view of the world, gosh!).
Yes, this might cost you a few page impressions (and therefore less add revenue) on this page.
It would be interesting to know how many people find you site via FB (and would not have found it other wise).