Google takes aim at Facebook with Google+

By Jos
Jun 29, 2011
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  1. Google hasn't had much luck with its social networking efforts in the past, but the company is ready to give it another go with an ambitious project that brings together…

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  2. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

    I tried to sign up through my phone...

    "You are not signed up for Google+ yet.
    Please go to desktop to sign up."
  3. Zilpha

    Zilpha TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 349

    Enough already.
  4. mmm...the thing here is that facebook took the right moment and the ppl wont let it go, just like google its the best to make web searchs and other stuff, they cant steal that....but they have good ideas...and in some time another compañy or group will challenge facebook and in the right moment they will take all the new ideas to make something better....that means that 1.-facebook can take this new ideas and screw google 2.-the rival of facebook(in the future) will use the same ideas and the underrated ones maybe from google will be relevant.
  5. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    It seems like Google is going to have a good feature set. Now the trick is prying people away from Facebook.
  6. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    They're going to need a very large crowbar.
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I think the main reason FB became so popular is that it enabled people that did not grow up with the internet to regain contact with people that they lost track of. I don't think that kids graduating high school today will have the same problem.

    When I graduated HS in 1994, 99% of the people did not have cell phones or probably e-mail addresses, or anything like this. The only way to keep in touch with them would be to call their mom's house and see if they can give you an updated address or land line number to find them.

    Now everybody has people's e-mail addresses, cell phone numbers which are usually able to ported to another carrier, PM accounts, blogs, etc. People going to high school now don't need FB as much as those my age, for example. Eventually FB will wane, much like My Space did.

    Eventually most of these things will be integrated into various OS's, etc, and enough people will leave enough trails of themselves on the web, that a simple Google search will allow you to find them.
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    Gwailo said;
    I'm not so sure gwailo, I think people are so enamored with themselves, and extending their 15 minutes of fame, I think there will always be a myspace/Facebook. Look at how many people either tweet or follow tweets. A lot of people seem to feel the need to let the world know that they just used the facilities ......and even more that feel the need to know about it.
    ....I'm off to weep openly for humanity.
  9. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    I will admit that I have a twitter, but I only use it to twit at the staff of another site I go to when it's borked.
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Oh, I'm sure that there will always be such forums, but I'm not sure if the entity Facebook will be #1 anymore. I think that sooner or later enough dirt is going to come out about Facebook's privacy issues and its current financial dealings that it will probably fall to some degree.

    I could always be wrong, but I'm basing this on AOL, MySpace, and all the other similar projects that existed in the past and now are a faded memory.

    In any case, we get to live in the formative years of this medium, something people in 50 years will not get to experience. Anything and everything can happen.
  11. Google....Everyone is one Facebook.... That is why we use it...No one or very few will try your then abandon it....I don't care how cool it is...I wish Google would just embrace Facebook or but it out....I hate how Google products don't work well or not at all with Facebook...Like their picasa picture service.
     
  12. GoogleFail
  13. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

    Doesn't sound too appealing to me, too many different features scattered around vs. a single solid killer app to gain mass adoption. Then again, you can't discard Google's efforts just like that.


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