Twitter still wanting a work project with heavily guarded data of Facebook.
According to EWeek, Twitter CEO Evan Williams said at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that his company is still “wanting” to work with Facebook, but they can’t start due to failure to agree to an equal exchange of data.
Fair exchange of data? Facebook obviously doesn’t want that, especially if you’re a possible competition, like Twitter? Can’t Twitter and Facebook coexist?
He said, “We’re talking to them often to see if there is a way to work together, but so far neither side has found out a way to do that other than what we’ve done already. We’d like our users to tap into Facebook to make their Twitter experience better. But I understand their position. They see their social graph as their core asset, and they want to make sure there’s a win-win relationship with anybody who accesses it.”
Aside from Twitter, Gmail is also “having a hard time” with Facebook’s data hoarding.
I think Twitter is the only company that can compete with Facebook based on the trend of today’s internet users.
And speaking of trend, MySpace joins the Facebook connect/login trend. The former Facebook competitor is now allowing its users and new applications to use their Facebook accounts to access more information.
I tried using the “Facebook login,” and boom. Some of my “likes and interests” posted in Facebook were crawled by MySpace.