Humour: ‘Facebook’ a dream-come-true for CIA

First published almost a year ago, this report from the Onion still makes me smile. But is it really just a joke?

About Neil Sanderson

I live in Auckland, New Zealand, where I manage digital performance for a publishing company. I have also led large content teams at major news organisations. At Toronto-based Eqentia, where I was Chief Curator and Director of Client Services, I used my experience in journalism to help publishers and other businesses to aggregate, organize and republish digital content, using Eqentia’s semantic technology and tools. Before that, I was Assistant Managing Editor at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. My responsibilities included editorial strategy and content for,, and – sites that attracted 5.5 million users per month and delivered more than 60 million page views. Before joining the Star, I worked for six years as the founding editor of, the online edition of the New Zealand Herald.
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