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I still completely agree they should let us have anything we uploaded... pics, videos, status updates. I also think Facebook has gotten a little big for their britches and hope Google Plus gives them some competition to kinda level out the online playing field.
But Scoble, in the link above, brings to light a very good point about our contacts on Facebook.
Hold on a sec... I was mad at Facebook about not letting me export my contacts until about 11 minutes ago because I started using Google Plus a couple weeks ago and thought it would be very cool to be able to export my contacts out of Facebook and send them invites to see if they wanted to check out Google Plus. Facebook kept blocking the apps folks were building to do just that. I thought "Facebook is mean!!"
Then I read Scoble's article... He brings to light this point:
Say you and I become friends on Facebook on Monday... that means you are sharing whatever contact info you choose to share with your friends with me now... on Tuesday I use a tool to export all my Facebook contact's contact info and put it in storage somewhere (you can't do this right now, this is for the story only.) Then on Wednesday you decide I am an idiot and don't want to be Facebook friends with me anymore because I keep Facebook messaging and emailing and texting you pics of me in a speedo. So... you just un-friend me right... problem solved... wrong, cause I still have your email and cell number in my little database and the speedo pics keep right on coming.
I was honestly mad at Facebook over this and now I kinda appreciate them for it. Really, I think this is the best instance of a company taking responsibility for protecting my privacy I have seen yet in the social media world.
I still have issues with Facebook and I am not contending this is the best method, but I feel like I learned something today that made understand better.