Content_ed - 4:36 pm on Sep 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google + isn't Facebook. Facebook is the result of years of organic growth, Google + is just Google leveraging gmail and YouTube to try to horn in. It's really YouTube that's Google's success in social networking, and Google had to force users to create Google accounts for the sake of the Google + launch.
But FaceBook users (and I'm not one) aren't stupid. They know that they actually have some control over how FaceBook does things through social pressure. There's is no such owner/slave interaction with Google. I think that's why Google fails so badly with their new services and has to buy their way into new fields, just like Microsoft of old. They are a one trick pony, search, and their current iteration is the equivalent of Windows Millenium.