I, too, don't use Facebook, but have a couple accounts nonetheless. The other day, I had to fire up an account to read some Bitcoin related material. I opt to use a bogus account that I know as a fact I provided no true information. I was shocked to see on the right my sister's account with Facebook stating that this person may be somebody you know. No SHIT! Now how the hell did they know that? I have 3 accounts that none of my family know about. As you stated, I didn't want to get caught up in all their newly created drama. Drama that wouldn't have been created if the parties weren't on Facebook.
PS: I'll suggest Earthship
, outside Taos, New Mexico, to get away from this modern world.
Ill have a gander at that place
On facebook, when you log into it it tracks your movements and many other things. Even when you log out it will inform facebook when you log back in of all your activities. This is why there in alot of bother now as users have requested ALL information they hold on them which they are meant to disclose BY LAW. They send a CD with the information on to you (if your lucky) but on closer inspection it's just a ruse and the information they provide isnt the full list of information or what they do. If they revealed that they would be in trouble.
This is why if you even have a account (or 3) like you do it doesn’t matter. Disabling cookies helps a little but its rather inconvenient. As i say, People just say to me 'Well its good for keeping in touch with people' but that just shows to me how much they have no clue about technology or the aim of these advertising giants, Cause thats all they are. Massive advertising w**kers. The biggest of them all. As bill hicks once said, They should all just 'F**K OFF AND DIE!, No, Seriously, From the bottom of my heart, F**K OFF & DIE!' Hahaha