---- Google Engineer Calls Google+ a Pathetic Afterthought
lexipixel - 5:15 am on Oct 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
The continuing development on Facebook is making it a product that is almost impossible to beat.
Facebook will really have to screw up to lose non-techie social networking market share to Google.
I dropped out of Facebook about 10 months ago after a 6 month run using it, (I actually deleted all but 5 friends and every bit of personal content -- I now only login to maintain one FB page which I use to post links to one of my websites, then quickly log out so I don't get tracked across the internet by their Social Media widgets).
Yesterday I wanted to contact a friend from high school (we are in our 50's), and the only way I could was via FB... that person now has 600+ "friends" in FB -- and they are all real people, (unlike the teens who "friend" anyone who knows anyone they know, plus every celeb they can find).
I'm also the parent of a teen and can tell you they live by their FB accounts... and mine has no idea why they'd ever want to even look at G+
With teens, 20, 30 and 40-somethings as well as middle aged "average computer user" type folks that embedded in FB, (with photos, contacts, games, and everything else they do), FB has become "the internet" for many of them, and they likely will never even consider moving to or using You+ or Google+ or whatever confusing branding GOOG is using this week.