Leosghost - 7:55 pm on Jun 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Facebook is already more popular than Google.
? ..I doubt that very much ( if by popular you mean has more visitors ? ) Facebook claim over 900 million members, but very many of them are "fake accounts", built for PR by companies to "like" their own products..very many more are "unused" ( as are mine , set up only to protect my company names or brands from being "squatted" and never used again )..and many are unused as many leave facebook due to it's appalling record on privacy..
The true facebook numbers are probably between half and 3 quarters of the number Mark claims..a lot like the supposed value of his shares prior to the IPO..
Google has far far more than 900 million searches performed daily ..by far far more than 900 million people ..
Now every webmaster hurt by Panda or Penguin would jump the Adsense ship the moment something came along with something better
That is very probably true..but it would have to be an offering to publishers "worldwide"..and Yahoo pulled out of that one..and MS have never offered it..nor would facebook ..
Would a Facebook/Bing combined (or standalone Facebook) platform bring the death of Google?
No..for the simple reason that if any use of Bing depended on using facebook them the tens and possibly hundreds of millions like myself who will never use facebook ( nor G+ ) then we would all choose using Google ( unless it demands a G+ account to use search one day ) or another non privacy invasive search engine..
Would anyone really want their "friends" on Facebook to know what they searched for on Bing ? ..and if Mark said that would not be the default ""your friends ( real names ) also searched" ..how could we trust him on past performance ..
Simple ..we could not..
No use looking for a "saviour" from Google's defacto monopoly in the direction of Bing and Facebook..