Google has just unveiled Google+, its ambitious answer to Facebook. It turns all of Google into one giant social network, thanks to a core group of social products and a new navigation bar that integrates sharing into every single Google product.
I can't wait to see how this plays out. If they play their cards right they could probably take out Facebook in time.
i doubt taking out facebook, i dont like loggin into google for everything and im too lazy half the time, ex if im on google and i click something in finances that requires you to log into with a google account i just forget about doing it. but im willing to try it
you have one login for everything google if your signed in google.com/co.uk etc you're signed in youtube etc
thats the thing i made accounts b4 google did their universal thing so i got like a google account for everything, so its annoying but it doesnt bother me much
This is a pretty serious competition for Facebook.
If it works well I'm converting over to Google+ it doesn't even have to be better than Facebook when it launches because I know Google could make it better. Hopefully this attempt at social networking works for Google.
Google already tried with social networking and lost pretty badly with "Orkut".
It's kinda good.. specially better than Buzz
I am totally up for this. I don't like how everyone just sits around facebook all day.
how is this going to be different from facebook? please explain it to me
Looks interesting, and I hope to get an invite soon. I don't think it would make me get rid of Facebook, though. I'd see this taking off with more tech savvy people and people in various communities I communicate with. But like Twitter, I don't see many of my non-tech savvy friends jumping on Google +, for a while, at least.
well doesn't seem vastly different from facebook for the time being, lets give this time before it and I'm quoting the first guy that said it will "take out facebook". Probably won't take out facebook anyway I mean there is alot of people in the world and this is just another social network...
Not to mention Facebook can always add new features to compete with this. This might end up having a strong niche following, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact this could be more along the lines of a social network for savvier people. Somewhat like the intent of Diaspora, which pretty much was doomed from the start. Facebook has gotten to a level that would be really hard to be taken down quickly. Google is really one of the few companies that can compete. At the same time, this doesn't necessarily have to "beat" Facebook. If anything, I'd probably use both, and I'm sure others would as well. Additionally, given how many people use Google products and services, it's not like Google + will be absent from products and services. It just might not have the appeal that Facebook does to many.
Facebook was a niche following, lol. it's how it started out. It'll be interesting to see how Google can sway Facebook users. Although, Facebook treats it's users like complete shitballs, If Google can improve on every aspect of Facebook especially dealing with it's users, then I am sure it can become a competitor, even in that popcorn heads eyes.
Honestly couldn't care less about social networking. Wish people/companies would stop being so fixated on it and do something interesting with technology.
It's actually a very good way of getting info around imo. I remember during the floods, earthquakes and wars, long before the press agencies were on the scene, social media was helping users pass information from the scene to the rest of the world. They just have to develop a system that is more orderly.
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