making the choice to use it judiciously. I do believe that Facebook will continue to exist, but it will need to evolve as our views on these freedoms and privacies evolve. On the other hand, some sites just blatantly exist to exploit the misunderstanding of these freedoms, the most notorious (so far) is burnbook.com. Burnbook was basically creates as a Facebook style website, organized by town and school, which just allowed people to post nasty things about each other. It was an exercising of free speech that I liken to free sex in the 60s. The sudden discovery of a perceived freedom, results in over use and abuse. From the 60s came waves of STDs, and eventually the spreading of AIDS, until we realized that sex is fine but it comes with some responsibility too.
The WIKI LEAKS incident is important because it highlights the trend from a society where privacy is recognized, to one where free and open information is more greatly valued, even though it is actually far less protected by the Bill of Rights. While the bigger issues in our society affect individual people and not leaks of government information, the Supreme Court is going to be faced with setting new precedents as they interpret legal issues surrounding free speech and FOIA requests.
I believe (at least I hope) that the Wiki Leaks issue will cause our society to reexamine the decision that we have made that Free Speech must trump all other rights and reason.