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This is hilarious. Google ignores MySpace. Facebook blocks Google’s Friend Connect. Now that Google has launched Friend Connect, we’ve had a chance to evaluate the technology. We’ve found that it redistributes user information from Facebook to other developers without users’ knowledge, which doesn’t respect the privacy […]

This is hilarious. Google ignores MySpace. Facebook blocks Google’s Friend Connect.

Now that Google has launched Friend Connect, we’ve had a chance to evaluate the technology. We’ve found that it redistributes user information from Facebook to other developers without users’ knowledge, which doesn’t respect the privacy standards our users have come to expect and is a violation of our Terms of Service.

They all think they are open. Google and Facebook trying to out anti-open each other.

  1. [...] that don’t want Google to have access to various aspects for various reasons.  I agree with Om Malik, this one is hilarious. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Google’s Paid Click [...]

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  2. What verification do you have that Google doesn’t crawl MySpace? I think that’s incorrect, actually. MySpace pages DO come up in search results.

    If you’re suggesting that Google doesn’t crawl MySpace below the top level pages, then I’d buy that.

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  3. Controlling the social graph is the big push moving forward. All the major players want to do so. The challenge is to provide a sense of openness, while trying to grab as much market share as possible.

    Cheers,
    Aidan
    http://www.MappingTheWeb.com

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  4. [...] available, hitting a low point with Facebook’s blocking of Google’s Friend Connect. See Here, Here and Here for a [...]

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  5. Sachin Balagopalan Thursday, May 15, 2008

    Whats the big deal?

    http://tinyurl.com/3oqsda

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  6. Good point Aiden, might be worth taking a look at http://www.youpage.com

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  7. [...] of Google Friend Connect by Facebook is not just a move to protect user’s data, as much as a slap in the face to Google – who has recently been exposing their true [...]

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