Google Gives Big Unlike to Facebook Practices

By RJ Middleton
|  Thursday, Nov 11, 2010  |  Updated 12:44 PM PDT
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Google Gives Big Unlike to Facebook Practices

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Google has a sharp reminder for users trying to share their G-contacts with Facebook, according to BusinessInsider.com. Of course, Google Me is right around the corner, too.

When you try to export your address book a note pops up: "Hold on a second. Are you super sure you want to import your contact information for your friends into a service that won’t let you get it out?"

That's harsh -- especially from a behemoth that believes in transparency ... until it doesn't. (Care to share that algorithm, Sergy?)

So, you can download your own data from Facebook, but  you can't download friends, for instance. It's called the 'social graph' and they're pretty fierce about protecting it. Google's open approach is pretty much polar opposite to FB. And their 'Me' social networking solution will reflect that stance.

So our two mega-Thunderdomes are underway in Silicon Valley: Social-Google vs FB and Apple-HTML5 vs Adobe-Flash.

Two enter; one shall leave.

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