Sierra_Dad - 9:41 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Are you missing the key advantage of a social network by Google?
See, on Facebook, and other socials, you have to post updates and pictures and invite friends to comment. Plus you have to use a client to post your gps location .
If Google does it, you don't have to do all that work. It knows what is happening in your life based on your web searches, what you are buying with Google Checkout, and can even find some photos of you in Google Image Search. It can aggregate all the things that friends say about you on various websites. It already knows your location from your Android phone.
Think of all that labor it is saving you!