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By Open They Really Mean Closed

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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 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.

7 Responses to “By Open They Really Mean Closed”

  1. 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.