This might seem like a silly thing to ask but I looked around and I'm quite surprised that nobody seems to wonder this. With all the facebook rules, ID verifications, policies that are aimed to nab spammers and hacker yet only inconvenience the rest of us, and other things like this, why hasn't anyone tried to create another facebook (using a different name obviously) but having a similar layout and functionality only without all the rules and ID verifications and other problems. Facebook is still a huge niche market. There's probably over 1 billion users as it keeps growing into the developing world where 90% of the world's population live and are relatively untapped still. Now obviously rules and policies are important, but it seems that it's getting way overdone and if you are frustrated, there just isn't any other place to go for those who like the facebook layout. I'm not a twitter guy.....I enjoy chatting, messaging and discussing in groups, pages, and things like that. I am aware of other site that I have tried to use like zorpia, badoo, and twoo...(orkut in the past until they shut down)....but honestly, none of them are as good as facebook. Those sites are way too cluttered, way too user unfriendly, and I have yet to find another good social media site like Facebook but without all the blockades that is the verification checks. Most other sites also don't allow you to do much until you pay and become a premium member. Even still, as a premium member, their layouts suck. Facebook is free, so that is something to still be thankful for, but if they continue to head towards this whole crackdown on multiple/fake accounts, then one day I don't see facebook remaining free anymore OR all accounts will requires mandatory government issued IDs. If some really knowledgeable people got together, made an investment, and created their own version of Facebook but called a different name and made some small difference so as to not get a lawsuit of copyright infringement or something.....I could see that new facebook taking off. Even if you only got 1% of the pie, that would still be 10 million users (estimate). Same goes with Ebay. Lot of people pissed off that ebay basically screws sellers, charges crazy fees, etc. Why couldn't someone create another ebay, but charge only 2% fees + better protect sellers, etc., and watch everyone make the jump over to the new site? I know it's not as simple as that. It takes years often to build a reputation, to spread the news, and get the word out there about a new site, BUT with amount of disgruntled facebook users growing each day and ebay users, too, I think there are a lot of people waiting and willing to make a jump over to a new site that is basically the same layout, but only without all the crazy fees or the crazy rules.