Google takes on Facebook with Google+
Google+? Is Google ready to compete with Facebook?
Facebook.com has been the up and coming and now very seriously feared social giant by many large companies. Add Google to the growing list of companies that are missing out on ad generated revenue. Google is hoping to change all that with it’s new, and I mean very new social networking system called Google+.
In news your not really supposed to give your opinion, just the facts. Let the people make their decisions right? I have a few opinions brewing about this network.
What is Google+?
It’s a little complex but you can learn more by taking their interactive tour here. Google+ allows users to interact with their friends in swarms basically. Google+ will allows friends to share interests with new features called Sparks, Huddle, Hangouts, and another feature is called Circles.
Google describes Huddle like this:
Texting is great, but not when you’re trying to get six different people to decide on a movie. Huddle turns all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page all at once. Your thumbs will thank you.
Google describes Circles like this:
You share different things with different people. So sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself – just like real life.
Ok so if you haven’t guess it, Google has now become a lot like the deep hated Microsoft corporation. In fact, Bill probably isn’t happy about all of this, but sometimes you have to sit back and just watch whats going to happen. Google+ is probably the least creative thing to come out of Google. They tried playing the social media game with a failed platform called Orkut. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Although Orkut is less popular in the United States than competitors Facebook and MySpace, it is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil. As of April 2010, 48.0% of Orkut’s users are from Brazil, followed by India with 39.2% and United States with 2.2%. Due to advent of other social networking sites, the usage of Orkut has decreased.
Google+ is trying to reinvent social media by mashing together web 2.0 models like facebook.com, foursquare.com, groupon.com, twitter.com and others. Essentially Google will have to really reinvent the market or they will lose credibility with their audience.
I personally am a huge Google fan. I think they have busted their asses to get where they are. They pioneered against giants like Microsoft and Yahoo, and reinvented the advertising business model over and over again. Follow up with us as we soon explore the business of devaluation of human existence. A look at how global expansion for capitalistic gains is ruining our way of life, and lining the pockets of the truly genius.