Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

Summary: Zuckerberg on Ping: "we want to have an understanding that you won't just import our data..."

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At day two of the Web 2.0 Summit John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly asked Mark Zuckerberg why Facebook pulled its social data from Ping:

He says that Facebook has had to invest tens of millions of dollars into infrastructure to enable games from large developers like Zynga, which is why Facebook and Zynga agreed to a formal alliance.

Zuckerberg says that if the company is going to make an investment like this, "we want to have an understanding that you won't just import our data — and that you try to contribute back. We’re working through that."

Wait, what?

Facebook doesn't want to give its data to Ping without reciprocity?

If this sounds familiar that's because it's the exact same issue that Facebook got called out for by Google just a week ago. Google disabled Gmail contact export into Facebook (which FB later hacked) because Facebook won't share its contact data with Google.

Cue the double standards.

Tip: TechCrunch Photo: Nchacko

Topics: Browser, Apple, CXO, Social Enterprise

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  • Please retract the last sentence from your post

    I will require some reciprocity before you can use my catch phrase. Whaddya got?
    NonZealot
    • Unless you secretly are Jason O'Grady, ...

      @NonZealot

      ... just inadvertently let the cat out of the bag and are now trying to backpedal.
      RationalGuy
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    Sweet ! Way to put fakebook on the spot he he @ Jason D. O'Grady.
    cybursoft
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    How can guys that are so bloody rich still manage to look and act like such complete and utter douchebags?
    fibreoptik
    • beauty is skin deep...

      @fibreoptik
      It seems to be ingrained so deep into who they are, that the money has nothing to do with it... They might make it rich, but they're still the same person inside.
      shryko
  • Did Jason just channel NZ to diss Facebook?

    "Cue the double standards." Classic!
    matthew_maurice
  • Why would you want to share with Google?

    That is the question.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    Facebook is already old news.
    james347
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    Who doesn't like Zuckerberg? I don't like Zuckerberg. Come on, everybody join in!
    Naryan
    • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

      The Zuck was cook when the Facebook was still called The Facebook. Unfortunately, I think the Ping thing will come back to haunt Facebook when other companies decide to pull their support when they see Facebook playing the double-standard game.
      nix_hed
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    Zuckerber may look back on this web 2.0 summit as the one where the world suddenly started to wake up to what he's been doing.

    Facebook is designed to be addictive is designed to encourage people to disclose their data for facebook to use to their own benefit and nobody has any idea what they do with that data.

    Zuckerber finds it difficult giving an honest answer to any question about the controls on the sharing of data he wants other peoples but somehow makes up the rules about why the data he controls must only be available on his site.

    Do I think Zuckerber is there for the money. No its the control. 500 million people have told him everything he needs to know.
    martin23
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    Setup facebook Email http://goo.gl/28YJs
    mohangbits@...
  • RE: Zuckerberg: Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity

    It looks likes both sides were on the hunt for a bigger piece of the pie but neither were budging to make any agreements to as of now they have just parted ways. Although it is understandable for Zuckerberg to ask for some sort of reciprocity from Apple because he doesnt want to just give them everything that has in reality made him what he is today as well as Facebook what it is today.
    Ricksterd16