While Twitter led the charge this week in publicly and unequivocally blasting Google’s new promotion of Google+ in its search results , Facebook stayed quieter. Well, on the surface, at least. Multiple stories about Google and Facebook’s 2009 failed negotiations over a search deal can clearly be traced back to Facebook. Facebook says it couldn’t come to terms with Google over how to handle private content; Google says Facebook wanted a clause that would have prevented Google from building its own social service. Meanwhile, Facebook employees criticized Google’s moves in public status updates. Facebook Finds Quieter Ways to Complain About Google's Search+ - Liz Gannes - Social
Facebook’s Timeline feature went live worldwide earlier this week , in both your regular browser and in the Android and mobile web versions , but beware, once you activate the stream of memories, there’s no going back. The new version turns your Facebook profile into a history lesson spanning all the years you’ve been active on the site, and while the social network has been at pains to point out the range of privacy settings, one big option is conspicuously absent: the ability to turn it all off. Developers and early adopters who have tried Timeline using the pre-launch test workaround were able to deactivate the page and return to the regular profile layout, but that option has disappeared since the official launch. Those turning on Timeline now have seven days to preview and tweak what details, photos, likes, interests and videos are included on the page, before it automatically goes live. As for Facebook’s help pages, there’s no reference given to turning off Timeline. Beware Facebook Timeline: There’s no going back
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