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Is Facebook already running scared of Google+?


I’ve only been using Google’s new social network, Google+ for a few days, but I already like Google+ a lot. I’ve already said Facebook had reason to worry about its users leaving it for Google+. It looks like Facebook agrees. Facebook has blocked Facebook Friend Exporter.

Facebook Friend Exporter, like the name indicates is an open-source Chrome Web browser extension that lets you export your Facebook friend data. Or, rather it briefly did that anyway. Facebook has blocked it.

If wasn’t perfect. All it really did was export data–such as names, e-mail addresses, and birthday– that your friends had shared with you as a comma separated value (CSV) file. You could then import this into Google+. It wasn’t easy. Now it only sort of works.

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