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Google+ vs Facebook - the battle has commenced!
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Jim Hillier
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July 7, 2011 - 8:20 pm
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Further to the news that Google has begun a new social site (Google+) in an obvious attempt to rival Facebook; it would appear that, although Google+ is still in Beta stage, the battle lines have already been drawn:

A Google Chrome extension, which was specifically designed to allow Facebook members to extract details of their contacts and easily transfer them over to Google+, has been blocked by Facebook.

The author of the Chrome extension, Mohamed Mansour, has responded: "[i:136rthd4]I am scraping my own data that my Facebook friends allowed me to use and view. Facebook doesn't own my friends. I want my friends to be in a place that is easily accessible, extractable, and shareable. And if that results a ban/expulsion/termination, so be it."[/i:136rthd4]

Facebook are saying that the extraction of such information, even by the account holder, is contrary to their terms of service. Specifically section 3.2 which states: [i:136rthd4]"You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission."[/i:136rthd4]

Either way, it seems we are in for some interesting times ahead as the Google vs Facebook rivalry flares once again!

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David Hartsock
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July 7, 2011 - 8:26 pm
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I see a large circle of people forming a ring around Google and Facebook while yelling, "Fight Fight Fight".

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[quote:4vp34m6b]Facebook doesn't own my friends.[/quote:4vp34m6b]
[quote:4vp34m6b]Facebook are saying that the extraction of such information, even by the account holder, is contrary to their terms of service.[/quote:4vp34m6b]
Amazing how people, after all this time of actively using it, still question that Facebook's the only party that has this unique previlege.

[quote:4vp34m6b]I see a large circle of people forming a ring around Google and Facebook while yelling, "Fight Fight Fight". [/quote:4vp34m6b]
Where can I place a bet?

I am human

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David Hartsock
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July 8, 2011 - 10:18 am
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[quote="Flying Dutchman":1oleyuby]Where can I place a bet? [/quote:1oleyuby]
You have to send it to me, of course! I'll hold the money and promptly notify you if you win!

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Chad Johnson
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July 9, 2011 - 12:51 pm
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[quote="DavesComputerTips":2ttxfiv4][quote="Flying Dutchman":2ttxfiv4]Where can I place a bet? [/quote:2ttxfiv4]
You have to send it to me, of course! I'll hold the money and promptly notify you if you win![/quote:2ttxfiv4]

In the interest of fairness, I suggest--

~grabs the money and runs~

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