Thanks for your great comment, +Joanne Sprott
Certainly Facebook is not a perfect company; so, it's understandable not to like them as such. Then again, even some of my most admired companies (Apple, for example) have their flaws. Still, to the point of my post, you are at least specific in what you don't like. Not everyone is.
Frankly, I have a mix of family and friends on Facebook. Many are people I spend time with in person. Many others are not -- yet, they are relationships that matter to me. So, for example, those Facebook friends in Singapore, my Bangkok friends on Instagram, and Amsterdam friends I'm connected with on LinkedIn (and Facebook and Instagram) are all people I look forward to meeting one day. And I think the feeling is mutual.
All of this to say, of course, that what matters are the people not the platform.
As for business, I think LinkedIn is the go to platform for people who are either consultants or who work in small, medium, and large companies. As for small business owners, Facebook is still the most recommended. There are some other recommendations here:http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7832-social-media-for-business.html
The other alternative, of course is to have your own website. Problem is, building real traffic is a monumental task!!
Hope this all helps! And thanks, again, for commenting.