There is a question that is situated around Social Media and Social Networking websites at the moment. Is Google+ waiting for Facebook to decline so they can jump in and take people into a new level of social networking? Or, are Google simply incapable of hosting a social network that people wish to stay interactive with, after the failure of Orkut for example.
Facebook is the world’s largest Social Networking site, used by over 700 million people according to Facebook’s official figures. Their IPO and Public Stock market stuff may have gone a bit wrong and lost some value for the company, but they didn’t lose users from it, and people still go on the site everyday to share photos, talk with friends and generally socialise in a variety of ways.
Google+ has been around for a year now, and they are aiming high to bring people in, and have attracted around 200 million people according to their stats at their recent event, Google I/O. This means they are catching up, but there are still hundreds of millions who prefer to use Facebook, simply because their friends are using it. However there is a decline, and there have been reports of less people using Facebook in various countries and registrations slowing even though people are continuously growing up and being available to start socialising.
So, what does this mean? Is Facebook reaching that point where it is at a decline and Google can reach out and grab people? Naturally people could start to look for alternative solutions and Google+ would be the first place to go, considering MySpace and Bebo etc are all pretty much gone. They even allow you to log in to their sites using a Facebook account, talk about being owned by the boss.
What do you think will happen? Right now, which social networking site are you using and why? Yes, we are using Facebook comments below, but that is just how it is. If more people vote for Google+ maybe we will switch to a different comment system, who knows?
We would like to hear your opinions, as our future article following up from this will relate to your views, and we will quote you, if you like.