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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by info, Jun 29, 2011.
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.
This is probably what the people at MySpace thought. People can be very fickle, and one weakness of social network programs is that users will tend to act en masse, and another site can quickly become the new hot thing. People will want to go where their friends are. It is like a restaurant or club suddenly become unpopular just because people want to hang out somewhere new.
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.
Found this interesting for those concerned about their facebook anonymity
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Interesting. Of course, this company isn't just looking at Facebook, but a person's entire public Internet presence, which is even more troubling. It's not clear that they could get access into areas of Facebook specifically designated as private.
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.
I am not a big Facebook user, and probably would not be a big Google Plus user, but if it were popular, people would find a way to migrate their stuff.
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.