Some people just don’t like Facebook – it seems to them a monumental waste of time, adopting friends you’ll probably never meet and sharing information that may well be of no interest – but Facebook is beginning to evolve, making links with projects and organisations that could change the way society functions in the 21st century.

Take car sharing as an example. Currently, there are 38 million empty seats on Britain’s road network every day – representing a huge waste in energy resources, and an added burden of pollution and traffic congestion. However, with fuel prices increasing and people ...


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