This brings up an interesting question: Do you own your social network? Or does Facebook?
Ok, we get it, Facebook needs to assure its users that their data won't be harvested automatically and fall into the wrong hands. And, of course, for ad-selling reasons it would like you tethered to its site in as many ways possible--one of them being that your contacts' info resides there. And hey, Facebook can set its Terms of Service, right? If you don't agree, find another social network.
Regardless, it's hard not to agree with Scoble, who noted the irony "that you can import your Gmail address book into Facebook but you can't export back out."
Think this is over? Doubtful. Kara Swisher summed it up on AllThingsD: "Scoble has aimed perfectly at the Achilles' heel of Facebook--the testy issue of data portability and how much control you should have over your own information online."