A way to poke Facebook off its uncontested perch
You know the game is up when established figures in media start talking about ways to remove Facebook from our lives. https://plus.google.com/+TimHarfordEcon is an economist who hosts a show on BBC Radio 4 (More or Less: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qshd) all about uncovering misleading statistics. Anyway, this blog by Tim is an interesting read.
Personally I think there already is an alternative to Facebook. Google+!