It’s just that simple. Deal with it.
And I think FB will. I have seen commentary on Digg and elsewhere to this end:
Facebook won’t join Open Social, and you can forget about the pipe dreams of the Data Portability movement. The simple fact is, as the market leader, there is no benefit for or strategic advantage in Facebook making your data available to you in any format you wish.
I disagree. I think FB will open up. It’s in their best interest.
Update: Scoble is back in the good graces of Facebook, that is to say, he is no longer banned. But I think the issue is pretty clear cut, and has to do with what is commodity, and what is unique. I have a post in me on this, that will come.