Hiltmon

On walkabout in life and technology

Apple and Facebook

Ben Parr in Cnet’s Apple vs. Facebook: Why users are the losers gets it wrong!

In the article, he postulates that Apple’s favorite social media service is Twitter and that Apple just hates Facebook (really?). He then explains there is no integration between Apple and Facebook because of some old Ping issues and some HP rubbish and some unsubstantiated hatred. Then he mentions that there actually is some Facebook integration, but its sandboxed in iPhoto.

The real reason there is no integration between Apple and Facebook is because Apple is not in the business of selling out its customers. In the Twitterverse, the tweet is the product, and integration requires a login and password with no other data sharing with Twitter. With Facebook, the user is the product, and integration requires Apple to share the user’s information with Facebook to make it work.

Apple is not prepared to that with Facebook without their user’s consent. So no general Facebook integration.

I am a Facebook user, and I totally agree with Apple’s stance on this one.

Comments