Facebook Ignores Google’s Wish To Cooperate In Search Service
Facebook holds the users hostage, explaining its actions by its data use policy.
On Monday, on the 21st of May an American TV talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose interviewed Google’s CEO Larry Page. A journalist asked Larry Page about his seeing of Facebook competition in search that had caused changes in its semi-closed contact information policy.
Google has discussed users contact information aspect with the Facebook representatives. From a user point of view, joining Facebook a possibility to get user’s contacts is very convenient. Google agrees with such sharing. Still, Facebook representatives are against of such sharing. They do not want to allow a user to use his / her contacts while joining Google. Hence users do not understand what they are doing. When they put data in, they do not realize that they will not be able to take it out. That’s why Google is waiting for Facebook to offer reciprocity and they have been already waiting for it quite long.
While answering on Charlie Rose’s question about perspectives in Facebook sharing such information in the future, Larry Page has answered that he does not understand the reasons to hold the users hostage. He has also explained that Facebook denies such sharing, explaining this by its data use policy. Still, this network lies in a way because it shares such data with Yahoo and ignores Google. At the same time, Google co-founder hopes that in the near future Facebook will be forced to share such data.