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As Silicon Valley executives, developers and analysts absorbed Facebook’s masterstroke this week, propagating a lightweight “like” button across the internet, most were impressed–some so much that they predicted Facebook would one day overtake Google.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg appears to have learned from past mistakes and avoided setting off a massive outcry from privacy advocates. That means adoption probably will be massive.
But that likelihood is stoking a deeper current of nervousness. The thinking goes something like this: Facebook, which keeps making more user information public, is soon going to know and share a lot more about its 400m audience and where else they’ve been on the Web.