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Google and Facebook are at war. This is old news. They both want to be the center of the Internet — but there can be only one center. For a while, it looked like things were quickly shifting Facebook’s way after years of dominance by Google.
Google+ looks like Google’s best effort yet in social media. To get a handle on industry reaction to Google+, we did a quick survey over the Fourth of July weekend of 451 GigaOM readers on Google+’s chances for success, its competitive weapons and its likely impact on other social companies. In a new research note at GigaOM Pro (subscription required), we analyze the results. Why does asking GigaOM’s readership make sense? Because, as we suspected, they’re radically early adopters, as the 69 percent of respondents that said they’ve tried Google+ shows. Source: GigaOM Pro
Google+ vs Twitter
Google+ vs Facebook
<img class="aligncenter" title="google_plus_music" src="http://evolver.fm/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/google_plus_music-591x398.jpg" alt="google+ google plus music facebook spotify sharing youtube social" width="591" height="398" /> Google’s social network, Google+, is late. Facebook has a big lead, having ousted MySpace, which in turn deposed Friendster, the site that started us all on this path towards recreating our social fabric as a network of connected personal nodes.
in Share Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Google+ by now. There’s been lots of coverage about its new features like Circles, Sparks and Hangouts, but there’s one thing I haven’t seen mentioned: Google snuck in a pretty savvy checkin service. If Google+ takes off, it could be a worthy competitor to foursquare and (especially) Facebook Places. Google Check-ins, as they appear to be calling it, shows up front and center in the mobile app.
Note: If you are a photographer and on Google+, leave a link to your Google+ url in the comments. I’ve spent the past two days playing around in Google’s new social network Google+. Thanks to Brian Rose who works in Google photos for the invite! A lot of people have asked me if I have invites to send out. I don’t right now, but I suspect that I will in the near future.