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Google+: Will it oust Facebook or is it another Buzz?
The biggest search engine Google is trying its hand in the social networking site again with Google+. The question is whether this time they will be able to lure users away from all-time favourite Facebook.
AS EVERYONE is catching up to the idea of Google+, Google’s new venture into social networking (if you still don't know) the big question remains, whether Google will overthrow Facebook in the social arena or at least be as popular as Facebook is currently among its users, or will it be another Google faux pas like Buzz.
Many experts are writing off Google+, taking cue from the early demise of Google Buzz, and many are saying that it is a mere copy of Facebook. Google’s part of the story is that with Google+ it would take away the impersonal interaction between people in today’s virtual world and give it a personal edge to the social world.
Google+ has some attractive features such as Circles, Sparks andHangouts. Circle would enable the user to share their information with their friends while Sparks is feeds of things the user is interested in. The different thing that Google has to offer from Facebook is video chat and hangout comes to work when users would be able to share the fact that whether they are free or not, and if yes, they can watch a movie together or simply chat.
The flaw that proved to be the end of Google Buzz has been taken care of in Google+ as they have improved their privacy setting and would ask their users before sharing their information with anyone. The page is similar to that of any social networking site and has a user profile page with relevant information.
The hush-hush manner of this new Google Application has attracted a lot of users and the page which is launched on an invitation basis already has a lot of people asking for invitation. Google is really looking forward to dethrone Facebook from the social networking site and gain almost a monopoly (as it is already no1 in the search engine arena) in the virtual world.
The 500 million users of Facebook is a growing threat to Google and with Google+ it wants to redeem the situation. These two giants have been fighting the war of words for a long time - with each trying to tarnish the reputation of the other.
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