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5/18/2008
  Google: "Facebook You Ignorant Slut"

Corporate blog cat fight: Google Code spells out in excessive detail why Facebook is lying about their justification for blocking Google Friend Connect on Facebook.

Background:

  1. Google introduces Friend Connect, which basically is a container for managing authentication.
  2. Facebook announces they are blocking Friend Connect from being used on Facebook apps, ostensibly due to privacy concerns. Zuckerberg and Facebook claim to be worried that Google could pass your Facebook data around.
  3. Google Code Blog details in terms any 3rd grader could understand just what Friend Connect is doing with Facebook data.
  4. Zuckerberg says maybe we should talk to Google and work something out.

In short Google shows that it's not doing anything to justify Facebook's holier-than-thou attitude. (Ever see how Facebook collects you Gmail contacts if you let it, or perhaps you recall Facebook Beacon on initial launch?).

Upshot: Google is revealing Facebook's hypocrisy, and doing it with the panache of Dan Akroyd finishing a faux-debate with Jane Curtain: "Jane, you ignorant slut."

Now that's proper use of a corporate blog in my book!

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