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    Cool Facebook Fights Dirty – Uses Underhanded Techniques to Attack Google [Video]

    Facebook Fights Dirty – Uses Underhanded Techniques to Attack Google [video]

    by Chris Chavez on July 7th, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Looks like Google+ may have Facebook running scared but just how worried is the social networking giant? Well, if this attempt at a smear campaign is any indication, they may be getting desperate.









    Christopher Soghoian is security and privacy blogger and it’s because of this area of expertise that Facebook’s PR firm, Burson-Marsteller, singled him out to write up a story attacking Google and their Circles. The PR firm even went as far as telling Soghoian that if he was “too busy” to write up the story, they would do him the favor of writing one for him, all he would have to do is sign his name on the by line.
    The PR firm also approached 3 other privacy researchers promising them front page stories in high profile news venues like The Washington Post but even then, they couldn’t find anyone to bite. Soghoian, who was worried someone would eventually take them up on their offer, published the emails on his blog and appeared on Bloomberg West so that no one would be able to discredit him.
    It’s also worth mentioning that although Burson-Marstellar wouldn’t disclose exactly who was funding them but apparently the owner of The Washington Post just so happens to be on the board of Facebook. That should be enough to make you scratch your chin.
    I can tell you that we get emails all the time by PR agencies asking us to review or cover their product but nothing along these lines. What do you guys think? Is all fair in love and social networking? Or will this latest stunt have you immediately deleting your Facebook profile and heading for Google+’s greener pastures?
    [Via Bloomberg]




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    Fortunately I'm already on Google+, and have some pretty shady issues with FB myself. About 3 days ago, I posted on FB asking my friends and family to try out Google+ and to send me their emails so I could send out invites. My post ended up with about 300 comments in 2 days. I wake up after 2 days of commenting to find that my post had been deleted! This has happened to numerous people posting anything about Google+ on FB. I think it's a low blow by FB and just shows even more, how scared they are of Google+. As soon as I can get my family and friends on Google+, it will be bye bye for good to FB. I like my privacy! I understand that Google+ has some issues right now, however, it IS still in testing. Pretty sure Google will get the kinks worked out before they open it to everyone. Just my opinion, but again, I'm just waiting for everyone (almost everyone) I have on FB to jump ship and then FB can shove it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spc_hicks09 View Post
    Fortunately I'm already on Google+, and have some pretty shady issues with FB myself. About 3 days ago, I posted on FB asking my friends and family to try out Google+ and to send me their emails so I could send out invites. My post ended up with about 300 comments in 2 days. I wake up after 2 days of commenting to find that my post had been deleted! This has happened to numerous people posting anything about Google+ on FB. I think it's a low blow by FB and just shows even more, how scared they are of Google+. As soon as I can get my family and friends on Google+, it will be bye bye for good to FB. I like my privacy! I understand that Google+ has some issues right now, however, it IS still in testing. Pretty sure Google will get the kinks worked out before they open it to everyone. Just my opinion, but again, I'm just waiting for everyone (almost everyone) I have on FB to jump ship and then FB can shove it!
    If this post were on Google+, I'd +1 it :-)

    +1

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    ...but seriously, I'm just kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxymoron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by spc_hicks09 View Post
    Fortunately I'm already on Google+, and have some pretty shady issues with FB myself. About 3 days ago, I posted on FB asking my friends and family to try out Google+ and to send me their emails so I could send out invites. My post ended up with about 300 comments in 2 days. I wake up after 2 days of commenting to find that my post had been deleted! This has happened to numerous people posting anything about Google+ on FB. I think it's a low blow by FB and just shows even more, how scared they are of Google+. As soon as I can get my family and friends on Google+, it will be bye bye for good to FB. I like my privacy! I understand that Google+ has some issues right now, however, it IS still in testing. Pretty sure Google will get the kinks worked out before they open it to everyone. Just my opinion, but again, I'm just waiting for everyone (almost everyone) I have on FB to jump ship and then FB can shove it!
    If this post were on Google+, I'd +1 it :-)

    +1

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    Oh I posted it! LOL. Must not have you added to one of my circles or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spc_hicks09 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Oxymoron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by spc_hicks09 View Post
    Fortunately I'm already on Google+, and have some pretty shady issues with FB myself. About 3 days ago, I posted on FB asking my friends and family to try out Google+ and to send me their emails so I could send out invites. My post ended up with about 300 comments in 2 days. I wake up after 2 days of commenting to find that my post had been deleted! This has happened to numerous people posting anything about Google+ on FB. I think it's a low blow by FB and just shows even more, how scared they are of Google+. As soon as I can get my family and friends on Google+, it will be bye bye for good to FB. I like my privacy! I understand that Google+ has some issues right now, however, it IS still in testing. Pretty sure Google will get the kinks worked out before they open it to everyone. Just my opinion, but again, I'm just waiting for everyone (almost everyone) I have on FB to jump ship and then FB can shove it!
    If this post were on Google+, I'd +1 it :-)

    +1

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    Oh I posted it! LOL. Must not have you added to one of my circles or something?
    Probably not. I didn't do anything with G+ for a week or so because the invites were shut down. Just added a post today. I'll add you soon. If you get on before me, I'm *edit* at gmail dot com.

    Lolz, I'm an idiot :-D

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    Last edited by Oxymoron; 07-08-2011 at 05:14 PM.
    ...but seriously, I'm just kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxymoron View Post
    Probably not. I didn't do anything with G+ for a week or so because the invites were shut down. Just added a post today. I'll add you soon. If you get on before me, I'm quinsdad at gmail dot com.

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