The social war is heating up. Facebook has long had a feature that permitted its users to import their GMail address book to help link friends.
Last week, Google changed its Terms of Service agreement requiring any service that imports Google Contact lists to allow Google the same type of access. But Facebook won't 'share' contacts with Google's GMail service.
In response, Google attempted to block Facebook, but Facebook has seemed to find a workaround.
We’re disappointed that Facebook didn’t invest their time in making it possible for their users to get their contacts out of Facebook. As passionate believers that people should be able to control the data they create, we will continue to allow our users to export their Google contacts.
It will be interesting to see how this battle unfolds. If you were at Google, how would you respond?