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November 11, 2010 at 5:37 am #7922AnonymousInactive
Why you’re a pawn in Facebook vs. Google
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data just as easily.
Google didn’t even really try to hide that Facebook was the clear target of this change. In response, Facebook changed the
way Facebook users could import Gmail contacts data by writing a script that allowed those users to automagically download
their Gmail contacts as a CSV (comma-separated value) file, and then upload that file into Facebook with the press of another
Google then expressed its "disappointment," as if Facebook were an old friend who had made poor choices in life. A Facebook
engineer then slammed Google in the comments thread of a Techcrunch post for its previous willingness to block contact export
in Orkut (unless you live in Brazil or India you probably never uploaded data to Orkut in the first place, but that’s another
story) and saying that Facebook has always protected the ability of its users to "own and control" the data stored on the power leveling wow
And today, Google added the digital equivalent of a cigarette-pack warning to the Gmail export contacts page, asking Gmail
users "are you super sure you want to import your contact information for your friends into a service that won’t let you get
This would all be merely amusing if not for the blatant hypocrisy of both companies when it comes to data issues.
Facebook’s argument has been that because the essence of its service is a network of connections to friends and other
contacts, each account is effectively an individual node controlled by the person who operates it. To put this a different
way, you do not have power over your friends list: If someone "de-friends" you from his or her Facebook contacts list, for
example, you no longer have access to the contents of that person’s profile that are not otherwise public, and he or she is
sliced out of your "social graph."
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