Google+ VS Facebook (VIDEO)
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- Online search giant Google has launched a brand new social networking website Google+. While it’s closest rival Facebook has already got 500million users New Google+ is going to beat this record.
Last night, you may have heard talk of a mysterious black bar appearing on the top of Google.com. Now You should learn something new about this new social network.
Previous efforts of Google, which handles roughly two out of every three internet searches in the US, to stab Facebook, including failed in their popularity Google Wave and Google Buzz, haven’t been so successful.
As it is expected, Google+ lets individuals to share photos, messages and comments but also integrates the company's maps and images into the service.
Also this new website is going to help users easily organize contacts within groups. But some analysts say Google has simply reproduced features of Facebook while adding a video chat function.
This time Google is going to win this battle with the help of new functions, which are:
The four essential features in Google+ could help make the company a permanent player in social networking:
Circles - a functionality that allows individuals to place friends into groups, allowing users to share different forms of content with targeted clusters of friends
Hangouts - live multi-user video conferencing that permits friends to drop in and out of live group conversations
Huddle - group instant messaging
Sparks - a feature that connects individuals on the network to others with common interests.
Mobile apps - work directly with your Google+ account online.
The current version of Google+ has only been released to a small number of users, but the company has said it soon hopes to make the social network available to the millions of individuals that use its services each day.
"Online sharing needs a serious re-think, so it's time we got started," Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of engineering at Google, said in a press release.
But some analysts have said Google could have a difficult time converting Facebook devotees to their new social network.
"People have their social circles on Facebook - asking them to create another social circle is challenging," Debra Aho Williamson, principal analyst with research firm eMarketer.