Is Facebook Free? On the ‘Elimination of Desire’ and ‘Making the World a More Open Place’

Before the Social Network came out, I went to Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook profile, which he made publicly visible, and found under his “Interests” the phrase “Eliminating Desire.” This seemed a bit odd at first glance. What precisely could this mean? If you are familiar with the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals by Kant, …