There's an easy option for individuals to avoid this type of problem..
Don't use Facebook.
I don't and I don't believe my life is any poorer for it, quite the opposite actually.
Quite a few people I work with use it and I sometimes ask them why.
I've yet to have an answer that would convince me to sign up.
Okay, no answer would convince me to sign up, but I've yet to have an answer that can't be countered by using email or a phone or any other non-FB method to stay in touch.
Real friends matter and they'll contact you or you'll contact them without Facebook if there's something worth sharing.
They never call me to tell me their baby has just made an interesting noise or that their evening meal was really great.