Rumor: Google Me launching in two months

By on March 11, 2011, 12:29 PM
Rumors that Google wants to take on Facebook with its own social network, possibly codenamed Google Me, have been around for months. The latest one suggests that Google will launch such a service at its developer conference this year (May 10 and May 11): Google I/O, according to The Next Web.

Speculation has pointed to various recent offerings from the company, including Google Profiles, as to what the service could look like. Still, we have yet to see any leaked screenshots or any real details beyond talk that it such a website is coming (often countered by talk that the project has been killed).

In September 2010, Google CEO Eric Schmidt suggested last year that a "social layer" was coming to all the company's products. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always been critical of such moves, saying that a social layer does not cut it: a service needs to be built from the ground up with social in mind.

Less than two months from now, we may find out if Google has been working on its own Facebook killer. Late last year, former Google employee, Gmail creator, and FriendFeed founder Paul Buchheit explained why it's so hard for the company to create a successful social network like Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare.

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sab37 said:

I'll join if they give me a dislike button

Raswan Raswan said:

sab37 said:

I'll join if they give me a dislike button

Here here! wait. Is it Hear hear!?

Whatever. I'd join too.

Amigosdefox said:

Don't they already have a social network named Orkut?

matrix86 matrix86 said:

amigosdefox said:

Don't they already have a social network named Orkut?

I thought the same thing till I read this:

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.[3] 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%.

Maybe they'll have better luck this time, lol. I was on youtube and found only a handful of videos in English on Orkut, and a lot of the comments were along the lines of "hm...i've never heard of Orkut."

fpsgamerJR62 said:

I'd join if Google has better security policies than Facebook. Besides, it's already crowded over there .

Guest said:

anyone remembered friendster? lol

aj_the_kidd said:

Guest said:

anyone remembered friendster? lol



Guest said:

be careful not to choose the "Post Recent Searches" option

I would not be surprised it a Twitter style messages that contain links to the websites i am browsing or recently searched for queries.

Could be mighty embarrassing for some

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