Google launches its own social network in attempt to take on Facebook

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#1 dnafactory
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Google today launched its own social network in an attempt to challenge facebook with a service that ties together all its existing sites such as Gmail. Google+ is structured in a remarkably similar way to Facebook with profile pictures and newsfeeds forming a central core. However, a user's friends or contacts are grouped into very specific circles of their choosing - as opposed to the common pool of friends typical on Facebook. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2009255/Google-launches-social-network-attempt-Facebook.html#ixzz1Qdhzbh9h Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwnJ5Bl4kLI&hd=1 Well, makes you wonder how this will turn out for Google in the next few years.
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#2 Palantas
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I am not interested. And I don't see this being a threat to Facebook.

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#3 Sandulf29
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WAIT!! Didn't google realse Orkut with same purpose which was fail. Seems like heading to another fail.

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#4 dnafactory
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I am not interested. And I don't see this being a threat to Facebook.

Palantas
One of the yt commenters said, "Facebook is the next myspace", lol.
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#5 Blue-Sky
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I'm always welcoming competitions even if it's from corporate giants.

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#6 fastr
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hey, once upon a time people thought myspace was invincible.. facebook will eventually be taken out, it's just a question of by whom.. google is a damn good contender. The better question tho, is who will take out twitter. Twitter has grown so much since its start, and it's kinda a mess with alot of bugs. Someone could design a new and better type of twitter and make twitter the next myspace.
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#7 dnafactory
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WAIT!! Didn't google realse Orkut with same purpose which was fail. Seems like heading to another fail.

Sandulf29
Not just Orkut, but failed projects such as Buzz and Wave as well. I don't know why this article doesn't mention Orkut at all.
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#8 The-Tree
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I'm fine with my Facebook for now.

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#9 Wolfetan
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I am signing up so that if it ever takes off I can say I signed up on the first day.

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#10 Toriko42
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When is it going to be released?
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#11 Wakanoid
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I prefer Facebook. I also don't think many people will go through the trouble of switching.
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#12 ZIVX
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If this does replace Facebook it better have instant messaging, similar photo and video sharing, a like system, and a better news feed that's relevant to me

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#13 Darthkaiser
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I think that it'll be hard to take down Facebook but hey we all thought that about myspace, or friendster. Now all google needs to do is launch a gaming console...
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#14 Sandulf29
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[QUOTE="Darthkaiser"]I think that it'll be hard to take down Facebook but hey we all thought that about myspace, or friendster. Now all google needs to do is launch a gaming console...

I think they are also yet to make an media player *cough* to beat iPod *cough*
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#15 JustPlainLucas
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Google can suck it. I have to help people at the library set up gmail accounts so can use google docs. Well, get this... to verify your account, they have to text you a verification code. A lot of library people don't have cell phones, so it's so ****ing convenient for them. Seriously, google can go to hell.
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#16 luisen123
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Google shall rule the world!
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#17 Link334
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Isn't this the 2nd time? Google should give up, I'm sure they make a crap-ton of income from JUST the search engine, let alone all the other things they include.
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#18 TehFuneral
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Facebook users have already been declining, it wouldn't take a competition from google to take them down.

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#19 jimy1475
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i will use it for sure, i dont like facebook anyway

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#20 deactivated-5c03000d4b1b4
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if we can customize our own page like myspace then that will be better than facebook
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#21 jimmyjammer69
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I already felt betrayed by Google and their stupid new navigation bar... and now this?! WTF Google, you just lost yourselves a customer.
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#22 Kh1ndjal  Online
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i might use this since i use more than a few google services, but i'm not really into social networking, so meh
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#23 Wolls
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hmm I kinda like the look of it tbh, might make an account this week to see how it is, although of course the real factor in whether i stay with it or not will be if my friends also start using it

Also from what im reading about it Google+ has more privacy messures than facebook which may prove to be a big thing in the long run :)

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#24 Overlord93
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Google (the search engine) became popular because it was the the "default" search engine Facebook will have no trouble with this, its like call of duty, when it becomes popular, it cannot be destroyed because its popularity gives you more reason to use it.
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#25 GhoX
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It's not adding any notable new feature Facebook doesn't already have, albeit I admit that adding 200 or so people into a facebook "circle" manually was tiring. Still, I see no harm in this. I might as well start worshiping our new Overlord Google before its world domination and receive additional benefits as one of the first Googlnians.
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#26 OmegaAK47
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I love Google, but them taking on FaceBook is not going to work. Maybe in a few years when FaceBook dies down, but into then FaceBook will be king.

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#27 Hexagon_777
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Orkut, Buzz, and now this. We'll see how it goes.
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#28 kuraimen
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One social network is enough for me so no thx
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#29 Firebird-5
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if we can customize our own page like myspace then that will be better than facebooknarutosup

this was one of the reasons why myspace sucked so bad

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#30 Solid_Tango
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If you could implement this to android, then it might have a chance. I m getting tired of facebook anyways
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#31 Swanogt19
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If facebook falls to this, I won't be using any social networks anymore.

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#32 Hexagon_777
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Isn't this the 2nd time? Google should give up, I'm sure they make a crap-ton of income from JUST the search engine, let alone all the other things they include.Link334
The third time, actually.
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#33 xdeathpandax
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This is a stupid idea from Google, why take on something which is already established and constantly improving? Go do something else Google...

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#34 scorch-62
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Google already owns my email, my phone, and my web browsing. Might as well take my social networking, too. WHAT DO YOU WANT NEXT, MY BLOOD?
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#35 deactivated-5b31d3729c1fa
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ive been waiting a while on this :P

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#36 JIT93
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[QUOTE="scorch-62"]Google already owns my email, my phone, and my web browsing. Might as well take my social networking, too. WHAT DO YOU WANT NEXT, MY BLOOD?

Google Blood! Works just like regular blood, but different!
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#37 JIT93
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Also I think it could work, what I miss from Facebook is customizing your own profile like in Myspace. I could put that HTML and CSS into good use now!
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#38 zoraluv
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I never had a myspace, never had a Facebook

In all my 18 years,

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#39 Maniacc1
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Facebook has become a huge part of society that I don't see going away any time soon.
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#40 Chris_Williams
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it has begun

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#41 Brean24
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Didn't Google specifically say that they were not directly competing with Facebook. For example google plus is invite only right now, and the friend system is completely different than Facebook, as there are a few different types of friends(basically Close friend would be a group, relative would be a group, co-worker would be a group and so on). I think after their first two failures they are trying something different. Also profile pictures are a part of every social networking site including the Myspace that came before Facebook, so I dont see it as Google copying Facebook. As for news feeds and any other Facebook similar feature, maybe they looked at Facebook and said"Hey they are doing something right, maybe we should learn what works and use it." It would be nice if Google plus uses the Myspace form of personalizing your profile.
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#42 haziqonfire
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It seems different enough from Facebook. I'd be willing to try it out.

Also, more competition for social networking services is always a good thing.

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#43 Hexagon_777
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Will it be compatible with RockMelt?
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Maybe if Google's thing turns out to be awesome I'll finally sign up on a social networking site!

Most definitely still wont but w/e.

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#45 dnafactory
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Facebook users have already been declining, it wouldn't take a competition from google to take them down.

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You are right, I have read few reports that more and more users are becoming reluctant to logging on there.
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#46 BLKR4330
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Google already owns my email, my phone, and my web browsing. Might as well take my social networking, too. WHAT DO YOU WANT NEXT, MY BLOOD?scorch-62

yeah, that's what i was thinking.. they will know everything. well maybe google bank for all your financial convenience. and yeah i'm sure they won't turn down a blood sample ;)

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#47 r4v1rsm
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I think everyone will stick with Facebook, don't really see the point, it's too much trouble starting over again on a new social networking site.

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#48 EasyStreet
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Considering how well orkut was done I do not have high hopes for this. Google is like Microsoft, now if they would just launch a game console.

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#49 berserker2389
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Probably gonna just try it out, but I'm not expecting much.
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#50 Hexagon_777
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[QUOTE="TehFuneral"]

Facebook users have already been declining, it wouldn't take a competition from google to take them down.

dnafactory
You are right, I have read few reports that more and more users are becoming reluctant to logging on there.

No need to read reports. Read OT.