Google is a lot of things, and the company has managed to dominate many markets. However, it is definitely not a social networking site, and it hasn't even been able to break the market, never mind make any kind of significant play for it.
[citation][nom]dormantreign[/nom]The big question is....Whats this offer that facebook doesn't. If nothing then it will fail.[/citation]
Their hangouts and much better privacy settings is what imo puts it above facebook. I'm very excited about this since competition is what Facebook needs
Problem with this is suppose friend A is in circle 1 and friend B is in circle 2.
friend A and friend B know each other well. When friend b discovers that friend A knows more or is closer to you. This could cause problems.
[citation][nom]coolgod[/nom]Problem with this is suppose friend A is in circle 1 and friend B is in circle 2.friend A and friend B know each other well. When friend b discovers that friend A knows more or is closer to you. This could cause problems.[/citation]
@TH Can u please make a review at some point for the social networking sites regarding privacy and security?
I want to know for example if Google plus will own my photos, use face recognition technology and use my account for advertising products and services to other users. Or will it store my personal messages and chats...
To be honest, I don't understand the whole privacy concern surrounding Facebook.
If you have sensitive data, don't put that sensitive data online anywhere. It's a concept that's not exactly rocket science to grasp. I've used that concept on MySpace/Facebook for the last 10 years (or whenever MySpace started) and, perhaps unsurprisingly, I've never had any issue with privacy.
More to the topic in question, this will fail as spectacularly as Google Buzz failed.
A brand needs to have enough 'cool' factor to pull this kind of stuff off. Google, like Microsoft, have about as much cool as a closet full of denim jackets. 'Hangouts'? Do me a favour! Sounds like a word my grandpa would try using to sound down with the kids. Arguably, Apple have the brand factor to make something like this work, but they're having their own problems even making 'Ping' fly.
[citation][nom]hrethgir[/nom]How is this different than in RL?[/citation]
Well in real life you could "forget" to tell someone everything etc....
But in virtual space, you don't really have that option.
Looks like the only social networking site that I'd be willing to try. Don't care about pointless games like farmville, don't have enough time to "play" on the computer anyway.
Getting things organized on a single place and keeping information away from certain people is a great idea (think: your parents are split up and can't stand each other, and you'd like to post pics of your kids with one parent in them without the other parent seeing them).