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Will Google Plus Follow Google Buzz And Wave?
Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:06 AM
I'm not a personal fan of Facebook, and do not use the site a lot. That said, most of my friends are always active on Facebook and everyday I have new apps that I need to block in order to stop getting requests from them. Facebook's success is perhaps really due to the apps on the site, and how they can make friendship seem more fun. But then, Google Plus too has a lot of apps. It hasn't worked out too well for Google Plus. In fact a lot of application developers are pulling out their apps from Plus, due to lack of users. Maybe the only reason Google Plus is failing a lot is that it's trying too hard to imitate Facebook. Also, it did not launch with a lot of features.
Facebook never had all its wonderful features back in 2004. But then it was limited only to universities. By the time it launched to the public in 2006, it had a large database of user feedback, and had introduced many of the features that we are all familiar with today. This is one of the main reasons Facebook is in the leader's position today.Google Plus spent a lot of time in development as well. But unlike Facebook, it did not have a lot of user feedback, and also, it did not launch to the public with many useful features. By the time the new features were introduced, people had already moved away from Google Plus.
What's done is done. Perhaps Google is still trying hard to increase user interaction on Google Plus, but it might be a bit too late. It's not as if the place is a ghost town. There is considerable activity going on; it's just not as large as Facebook. Now the question remains as to where will Google take the website from here. Will it gradually be phased out like Wave and Buzz, or will it continue to exist where it is now, hoping that at some point in the future it will pick up momentum? Whatever seems the case, Facebook doesn't appear to me moving from its top position anytime soon.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:39 AM
I feel that besides the fantastic lot of apps on Facebook, the publicity policy that they resorted to has given them the edge. They have constantly kept up with the study of what people actually want from a social networking site and the number of users seem to increase every single day.
Regarding the future of Google Plus, the mother company Google has to tighten up, probably a bit of change in the marketing and PR policy would be of help and I sincerely hope that it doesn't face the same fate as Google Buzz and Wave.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:18 PM
I think that still, google plus needs to move forward and continue doing something and try to get better than facebook, especially they could improve mobile version, as facebook mobile version still sucks and have problems.
Anyway, I still say that facebook is highly overrated, for new people joining it, it's really hard to understand something and now with a lot of new features on it, which I don't even use, it starts to annoy me, I wish I could remove them more easily
People see facebook on TV, people on the street talk about facebook, it is popular, but when you think about it, it's nothing special, people put website links, video links, write something and put their photo from holidays or just simple photos and you can see what they are doing and they can show how cool they look, it's like a place to show how smart and cool you are to others and your friends which you can't see very often, because you're to busy doing nothing.
Oh yea, and games which are very addicting and simple where and you spend your time pushing and clicking. People wake up just to log on to facebook at night to play those games, walk their virtual dog and etc. (farm, click on rent houses and etc.) but they are lazy to walk their real dog and are lazy to do anything real Personally, I would ban facebook People playing facebook games clean their rooms in those games, tidy them perfectly just to get more useless points, but they can't tidy their own rooms in real life and etc. What is more strange, is that those games look so simple as if it would be 1995-1997, why not buy a real game an play it? It's much better, it makes more sense.
Google plus could make something to make people more intelligent and smart while being on google plus and not make them some kind of zombies doing nothing. Even though, if using facebook wisely, it can really be a good and useful service.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:22 AM
Personally I beleive that google+ may not go away, but I don't see it being a major threat to Facebook anytime soon, heck MySpace is still out there but it is even falling off in popularity as Facebook keeps growing.
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