new study shows email and search tied as the most common internet activities in the U.S. One might have expected social networking to score higher.
While I'm undecided about which massive force to side with (if any) it's clear that Facebook sees Google+ as a threat to its "social networking" empire of several hundred million users. The excerpt below from the International Business Times offers a mundane example of a political artifact at work in the realm of corporate power.
"...for some incomprehensible reason Facebook simply wants to shut all doors and develop the network inside its own boundaries. In a matter of days, Facebook slammed the door for Open-Xchange's OX.IO export tool - A service which merge data from all your networks and address books to create your "magic" address book. This is the second time in a week Facebook has shut the exit door for data that users upload. In an act that can be called the height of desperation, Facebook had earlier blocked a Google Chrome extension developed for exporting Facebook Friends' lists to Google's hot social networking venture Google+."
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"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
-- from the old radio program, The Shadow