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Holy Crap I had a major revelation about Facebook today.

First off, I did have a revelation but I gotta give Robert Scoble the credit for introducing the idea here.

Ok you may or may not know that a lot of  some people are and have been upset with Facebook for a long time for hoarding data... for not letting you export your things.

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.

8 comments:

  1. I agree somewhat Cody, But I could also write your info down after you friend me, and then still send pics of dogs in speedos (i don't have one that fits me) after you unfriend me.

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  2. Yeah I'm not saying Facebook should intro a fool proof way to protect me... in the big scheme that is my responsibility... i just think its cool they refuse to facilitate it.

    I got some pretty big speedos. :)

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  3. That can be said about a whole load of settings any networks has. I am sure they all work in one instance or another. Under the right instances anything can work. The question is are you willing to take the risk of those happening? Great article though. Lets one decide for themselves if those "instances" are worth the risk.

    Great job as always Cody.

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  4. You would have a valid argument if facebook didn't already let you export much of that data already. For people who use a smartphone with a modern os like android it is trivial to add facebook contact info to your phone and then save it to the cloud or a computer.

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  5. Mark,

    my blackberry has had that function since way before Android existed.

    The argument wasnt facebook is doing everything right concerning privacy it was that I understand and appreciate this particular bit of reasoning.

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