Social Giant (facebook) VS Search Engine Giant (Google) who will be the final winner?
Google+ integrates social services such as Google Profiles and Google Buzz, and introduces new services identified as Circles, Hangouts and Sparks. On 20 September, 2011, Google+ was opened to everyone 18 years of age or older without the need for an invitation. With Google’s Android phone system, Google plus membership was being activated on 850,000 mobile devices everyday.
One of the business advice forum member has post the following discussion:
Ggoogle+ VS Facebook, developers believe Google+ will catch up with Facebook.
“Two-thirds of respondents believe that Google can catch up to Facebook in social with Google+. When asked why, 68 percent of developers say that leveraging Google’s assets (eg: Search, YouTube, Maps, etc) trumps Facebook’s social graph lead. 49 percent say that Google shows more innovation than Facebook with new Google+ features like circles, sparks, hangouts, etc.,” it said.”
Some members replied:
It’s difficult to say, but if you look back at when Myspace was big, you would never have thought Facebook could reach it. But as we now know, it has. That said, Facebook is on a much larger scale and though Google+ will compete, I can only see it matching Facebook and not really dominating.
I don’t think so. Google is good in search engine but google+ seems still need alot of improvement
Well, in my opinion, it’s too early to say that they can overtake Facebook. Facebook has lots of fanbase and users worldwide, and adding games to G+ will not make it any better. I myself is having a hard time coping up with G+’s layout.
I worry it end up like google wave . There are many people interested just due to curious on it.
How about the voice from Google ex-staff?
It wasn’t an easy decision to leave Google. During my time there I became fairly passionate about the company. I keynoted four Google Developer Day events, two Google Test Automation Conferences and was a prolific contributor to the Google testing blog. Recruiters often asked me to help sell high priority candidates on the company. No one had to ask me twice to promote Google and no one was more surprised than me when I could no longer do so. In fact, my last three months working for Google was a whirlwind of desperation, trying in vain to get my passion back.
What do you think?
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