Facebook seems to have realised that not everyone's a Zuckerberg for annoying, meaningless "applications" and similar dross that gets in the way of the site's actual purpose, namely online socialising.
Try the "" version of Facebook and unless you're a masochist, I'm pretty sure you won't go back to the bloated normal variant. Perhaps the back-to-basics approach will even mitigate all those Facebook worm attacks...
Transparency and accountability is finally within reach for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The argument that quite simply, the United States government created the internet and needs to be in charge didn't prevail and now ICANN is going global, galloping into an era of international oversight.