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i really think this site will never get any attention, even if it is 5x better than facebook. with all the people signed up for facebook, they wont want to start all over again.
Tend to agree with this. Facebook seems to be in a formidable position, but Google seems to be implying that it will better safeguard our personal data and we know how smart a company it is.Originally Posted by singlestick
Found this interesting for those concerned about their facebook anonymity
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I also recall a story about an employer who required that workers give them access to their Facebook page.
But what happens if Google develops a way for users to migrate all FB data to their new site? Not sure about the required technology or how easy this might be, however. Then again, there are plenty of clever people, so any guesses?
I'm not at all sure about this, but I would guess that FB would try to make it as difficult as possible (with Google also doing it's best). At any rate, though I'm not that much of a Facebook user, their dominance in this area is likely to be challenged, and Google is likely to be more serious with this project. A few months ago, I saw a news flash stating that there were then (now?) more daily hits to Facebook than to Google. I found it hard to believe at first, but when one considers the addictive nature of checking up on what one's buddy's are saying/doing it becomes more credible.Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
From watching a demonstration of Google + on the video podcast of the TWIT program This Week in Google, you get the idea that people are finding the ability to create a video circle (or hangout, I think they call it officially) of friends or guests to be an easy and fun deal.
But who knows. The Google stuff has not even been fully released. Although there is a lot of interest now, you just can't predict how the larger universe of potential customers will react to it.