A Crack in Facebook's Garden Wall

The latest moves by Facebook, that seem to threaten the online privacy of millions of users, are causing many to question their relationship with Facebook. There is a nice post by OStatic on Why Open Alternatives are Bound to Challenge Facebook. There is some kind of basic disconnect between the needs of an online community and the profit-building needs of a growing company like Facebook. It seems to me that an online community needs to work much more like a cooperative than like a corporation.