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Can Google+ Unseat Facebook?

Google’s recent launch of its own social network, Google+, has divided opinions. Google+ network has been designed to operate around what is called a users’ Circles so that people can share information with specific groups within their own personal network, rather than simply sharing with all their connections at once. Furthermore, in a bid to take advantage as what it sees as lapses in most existing social network designs, Google+ emphasises its privacy customisation settings with the hope that granting users more control over what is shared, how and with whom, it can take on the more established social networking sites such as, Facebook and Twitter.

Other features of the Google+ network include functionalities to allow users add their personal interests, group video chat, content sharing via mobile devices and many more. Google hopes to also make good use of its own popularity in order to make it easier for users to connect with Google+ through its newly redesigned (black) navigational bar. For example, users will be able to access their Google+ profile, view notifications and share content with one click, from the search engine’s homepage. However, it remains to be seen whether with the introduction of the Google+ project, the search engine giant can seriously challenge the likes of Facebook and Twitter who are currently dominating the social networking market.

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Google+ Mobile Introductory Video

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Is this the beginning of the end of Facebook or will Google+ be just another futile attempt to replace Facebook?

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  1. Nawaz

    July 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I have read on many blogs that the traffic on facebook is decreasing .At this moment introduction of Google + will also decrease the popularity Facebook.

  2. jaust

    July 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Using their popularity will certainly help them out in advertising their social network.. plus these new schemes for security and privacy, I think google + is going somewhere..

  3. mijaz

    July 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    This is the best info for the user of google and thanks for share with us Mr.admin

  4. reeha smith

    July 12, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Google + starts bringing change it really effects FB…

  5. jesty

    July 13, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I think many of the google search engine user will gladly join google+.. their popularity helps them a lot..

  6. Wholesale suppliers

    July 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I think the future of Google + is so bright because introducing characteristics . Nowadays there have many social networking site and also user friendly but the feature of Google + is more user friendly as compare to all other sites. Thanks for sharing useful information.

  7. mijaz

    July 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    good and nice commenting here for this article

  8. Caroline

    July 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    It is very probable that the Google social media offering goes the way of FaceBook which on the surface looks extremely successfull but the reality is the FaceBook platform is loosing half a million users every single month across the world with 100,000 deactivating theit accounts in the UK alone.
    It seems that we really do prefer face to face after all.

    Caroline T

  9. Admin

    July 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I like the optimism however, it is not always easy for people to transfer all their information to a new social network and also get all their friends to join in a short time.

  10. Fiona

    July 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

    The Google offering may be a little to late ,reseach is showing that many of the Social media sites are reaching a tipping point.Facebook has 500K users deactivating their accounts gobally every month with 100K of them in the UK alone.Maybe just maybe ,we prefer real human interactions instead.It will be very interesting to see what happens next .Perhaps Googe+ will kickstrat a different way of social interaction online

    Fiona in Paris France

  11. jandelaria

    July 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    It wouldn’t be that easy.. but if they like it.. then they’ll be at it in no time.. 😀

  12. Bishwajeet

    July 20, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I don’t think it’s going to happen in the next year or two, people will shift to new platform very slowly once the girls start shifting to this new platform

  13. Jawed

    July 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Google’s popularity is helping the google+ to snatch users from the facebook, but it’s less probability that facebook will shut down, it’s fact that facebook is losing users but google+ is not the reason behind it.

  14. Corey

    July 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Google+ is going to make a run at facebook. Too many great features for someone not to take notice.

  15. CO

    July 23, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I think Google+ may be better than facebook because google’s application are always easy to understand andsimple like Google chrome

  16. HJS

    July 26, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for post and I think may be google overcome facebook

  17. winona

    July 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

    It seems that google+ is still in beta mode, I tried it but say’s that the server can accomodate a small amount of users right now.

  18. mijaz

    July 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    thanks friend for comment on this site it is very nice article about g+ i like it and thanks for the admin who uploaded this article.

  19. PDT

    July 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Nice man really appreciatable I really like and believe that google+ gonna kick out facebook

  20. Jon

    August 2, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I think Google+ is just as bad as facebook in terms of privacy.

    I think society needs to see the end to social networks where you reveal ever bit of information about yourself, only to have it sold to corporations for use in demographics.

    Google+ = Facebook

    Both are bad, there will be no unseating, just more spying.

  21. Dominic

    August 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I think that it will be really tough for Google+ to overtake facebook. There are very similar in my opinion with each network having some advantages over the other. For example, I think the Google+ mobile app is better than the facebook mobile app. However, it will be really tough to take away perfectly happy facebook users. I think Google+ will have to really innovate or Facebook will have to make a mistake for this to happen.

  22. Nathan

    August 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Google+ is still picking up steam after only a month of beta, although it still has aways to go to unseat Facebook, I feel like the publicity it’s getting now makes it a top contender in the social media market.

  23. joe

    August 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I think googleplus will be unseating facebook.. I’m starting to like it better myself..

  24. briant

    August 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Googleplus is having a blast off in the features they are presenting.. nice job for them!

  25. Anita

    August 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    How many positive comments! Myself, I don’t know, Google was not very successful previously going after social media piece of the business pie.

  26. Daniel Edwards

    August 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Google + circle’s aim on increasing users privacy is really getting a lot positive feedbacks. Facebook and twitter may need to upgrade their features, especially that Google + have features that provide big benefits for social media marketing, blog promotion and SEO.

  27. kevin

    August 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    google+ seems to posing a threat to facebook.. wow.. if this goes on, google+ would prove to be a real tide turner..

  28. Nicholas Scott

    August 15, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Facebook is a wide network . And i don’t think that this is an unseat for Facebook .Google + can get a huge traffic on it but it can’t overtake’s Facebook .

  29. Danny Strampel

    August 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I think Google has a big advantage with the popularity of Android smart phones. If they start selling those with a google+ program on it standard, and leave out the fb program, that will be very good for them. Especially if they find ways to integrate it better with the phone.

    Personally I got sick of Facebook the moment it got mainstream enough for my parents and other older people to join.

    Google circles might help with hiding pictures and stuff from my family haha.

  30. Paul Brown

    August 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I believe Google+ will be very popular, as it is already becoming. But I don’t know if it’ll completely overthrow Facebook. I think it will take some traffic away from Facebook but I think they will be equally as popular with, maybe, the older generation using Google+ and the younger generation sticking to Facebook. Obviously this is just a theory, only time will tell.

  31. Teake van der meer

    August 21, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Why does google+ have to defeat Facebook?
    Can’t they both be succesful?
    Google+ more succesful with Computer savy people.
    Facebook more with the hipsters and girly-girls.
    Like Android phones and Iphones.

    • Usman

      September 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      I disagree Google + is not only for computer savvy people. Perhaps when is private/beta the only people that got invites were computer savvy people but now it is public and everyone can join. Both networks are very simple and elegant.

      However, I have always been a fan of Google and believe they can compete with Facebook. Right now I don’t have too many friends on G+ as opposed to Facebook but once more people start using G+ I will definitely switch over.

  32. terry

    August 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Google can certainly unseat facebook.. possibilities are limitless.. Google has proved to be triumphant and chances are high that it will succeed with it’s plans now..

  33. Gry Internetowe

    August 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Google knows about us too much. I’m going to delete my Google+ account.

  34. Janine

    September 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I really love Google, very popular and helpful when i finding something.

  35. Kayla

    September 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    If Google is going to be taking over can they not change their interface every 3 months. I HATE having to relearn how to navigate the darn thing so often.
    I really love Google products and love that they are free… Hope they stay that way.


  36. Jon

    September 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    A few of my friends on Facebook have started using Google + some, too. The feedback that I am hearing so far has been pretty positive. Google has a fairly steep hill to climb to take over, but they seem to be starting out well.

  37. Lyndrick

    September 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I just created a Google+ account a couple days ago, and while think it has promise, people are creatures of habit. Most of my Facebook friends are really happy with FB. I am thinking it will take an act of a Deity to get them to switch.

    • Admin

      September 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Ha ha. I see what you mean Lyndrick. I know a few people who are also very upset about Facebook’s new look profile but still refuse to use any other social networking site.

  38. Rosie

    October 12, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Google+ looks really good! I am convinced that I need to get it now.

  39. Spie

    October 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This is the best info for the user of google and thanks for share with us and, I believe that Google can easily beat Facebook in the near future.

  40. Bestuurbare

    October 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Awesome article as well as comments also.Its so much informative for the followers.Thanks for sharing.keep it up.

  41. John

    March 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Google+ is indeed a great source of articles, posts, images and so on. However, someone can also argue that Facebook is used in a totally different way when compared to Google+.

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