Google Inc is making its decision to take on Facebook in the fast-growing social networking market and to maintain its dominance on the Web. Google has tried several times, without much success, to take on Facebook and master social networking. Now it is making its biggest effort yet.
On Tuesday, Google introduced a social networking service called the Google+ project which happens to look a lot like Facebook.
The service, which is initially available to a select group of Google users who will soon be able to invite others, will let people share and discuss status updates, photos and links, much as they do on Facebook.
The page has made social networking a top priority at the world’s No 1 Internet search engine, whose position as the main gateway to online information could be at risk as people spend more time on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
To set its service apart from Facebook, which has more than 500 million users, Google is betting on what it says is a better approach to privacy, a hot button issue that has burned Facebook, as well as Google, in the past.
Central to Google Plus are so-called “circles” of friends and acquaintances. Users can organize contacts into different customized circles family members, co-workers or college friends, say and share photos, videos or other information only within those smaller groups.
Read the full review of Google+ at Mashable.
Google Vice President of Product Management Bradley Horowitz said :
“In the online world there’s this ‘share box’ and you type into it and you have no idea who is going to get that, or where it’s going to land, or how it’s going to embarrass you six months from now.”
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