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Professionally, I’m not too interested in Web 2.0 services and the consumer-centric issues that accompany them. Facebook’s data-security practices: I’m listening. Facebook’s privacy settings: Can’t we talk about its memcached architecture instead? Personally, however, I’m very interested,which leaves me with what I like to call the “Google conundrum.” I want to vilify companies like Facebook and Google for growing too big and hiding self-serving intentions behind altruistic guises, but then my professional side kicks in. Their open source releases contribute so much to field of massive-scale computing that I can’t help but admire them. Long story short: Today, Om reported on how adoption of Facebook’s HipHop tool is catching on and drastically speeding up PHP apps of all stripes.