The Google+ Project
25.5K views | +0 today
Follow
The Google+ Project
The strategy, concept, implementation and reactions to The Google+ project.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Google+, No Room For You in Social Network Arena: LinkedIn CEO

Google+, No Room For You in Social Network Arena: LinkedIn CEO | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner made his thoughts about where Google+ fits in the social network arena known to the public at an event this week.

Weiner believes that with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn well established in the market and people already spending a good amount of time on them, you have no room or even "any free time" for one additional social networking platform.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Tarek Daouk
Scoop.it!

Can Facebook and Google+ Coexist?

Can Facebook and Google+ Coexist? | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
The two Internet giants are going head-to-head in a social networking battle, but cooperation could be the key to their survival.

Theory 1: They Can Coexist Independently
Theory 2: They Can Coexist Only If They’re Willing to Work Together
Theory 3: There Can Be Only One Survivor
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

An ex-Googler's inside view on Google+ vs. Facebook

An ex-Googler's inside view on Google+ vs. Facebook | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Here's my prediction: Google+ won't usurp the throne from Facebook. It will instead grow into a strong, competitive player and much-needed alternative, much as Google's Chrome has with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. That would leave Facebook as the largest player, but one without a dominant share of the social networking market.
I predict that when this game is done playing, there will be no more thrones.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

A MySpace Moment Is Coming ...But Probably For Twitter

A MySpace Moment Is Coming ...But Probably For Twitter | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
In short, the 750 million Facebook users could be easy pickings for Google + if it is offering better service, better features and some straightforward privacy promises, he says.

People are also beginning to focus on Twitter as another likely – perhaps more likely – candidate for Google + victim.

Bottom line is, Google + is clearly going to impact someone when it truly gets going. As Rob Enderle put it, “Another MySpace moment is coming, thanks to Google +.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Comprehensive List of Dead Companies/Technologies Due to Google+

Comprehensive List of Dead Companies/Technologies Due to Google+ | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Based on my investigative research along with the CN international team of researchers, here are the companies that are clearly dead because of the Google+ launch
A little sarcastic. But still with some clues?
more...
Tom George's comment, July 18, 2011 12:44 PM
I like your topic and curation. Do you have a blog? Do you know what we do on Internet Billboards?
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Pete Cashmore: G+ has succeded in exploiting weaknesses of Facebook. Hopes for FB improvements.

Pete Cashmore: G+ has succeded in exploiting weaknesses of Facebook. Hopes for FB improvements. | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Facebook remains a behemoth, but G+ has actually succeeded in exploiting a couple weaknesses of FB that I didn't really notice until an alternative was presented:
1. Poor handling of friend lists
2. Friend decay
3. Confusing privacy controls
4. Facebook groups

Ultimately I hope that Facebook pays attention and improves its own services -- that'll be great for consumers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Google+ Challenges Both Facebook and Twitter - Blogging Innovation

Google+ Challenges Both Facebook and Twitter -  Blogging Innovation | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
How is it Google+ competes with Facebook and Twitter? I plotted Google+’s features against comparable features in both Facebook and Twitter. The objective was to understand:

- Why are people thinking of Google+ as competitor to both existing social networks?
- How did the Google team make use of the best of both services?
The chart below is shows where Google+ is more like Facebook or Twitter. The red check marks (√) and gray shading highlight which service a Google+ feature is more like.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

5 Reasons Google+ Is Not A Facebook Killer

5 Reasons Google+ Is Not A Facebook Killer | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
For the past couple weeks, a select gathering of us (likely including many Search Engine Watch readers) have been playing with Google+. It's an interesting social media experiment by Google, but it is likely to remain that. Another "almost ran" in the social media game; another Google property that just won't quite make it. Here are five reasons why.
1. Usability
2. Verbiage
3. Usefulness
4. Purpose
5. Convenience
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Twitter's Biggest Rival Thinks Google Plus Could Become Fastest Growing Network in History

Twitter's Biggest Rival Thinks Google Plus Could Become Fastest Growing Network in History | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Bill Gross is the founder of prolific business incubator Idealab and its Twitter app builder and buyer Ubermedia; he's wrangled with Twitter headquarters over access to the Twitter API and reportedly tried (unsuccessfully) to outbid Twitter to acquire leading desktop Twitter client Tweetdeck.

But can you guess what Gross is hot on now? Google Plus - the new Google social network launched late last month that's been stealing the hearts, minds and time of many Twitter power players. Today Gross wrote that he believes Plus may be the fastest social network in history to hit 1 million users and he predicts it will become the fastest network ever to hit 100 million. That's a bold prediction that if accurate could point to some serious social networking disruption.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Paulo Furtado
Scoop.it!

Google+ will be squeezed out of social world, says LinkedIn CEO

Google+ will be squeezed out of social world, says LinkedIn CEO | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner raised a few eyebrows Monday when he forecast the demise of Google+, which has been attracting attention and gaining momentum.
Speaking at a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday, Weiner was reportedly asked if there is a limit to the number of social networks that can successfully exist. He said there is a limit and predicted that Google+will fail in the shadow of Facebook.
more...
Tom George's comment, July 19, 2011 8:00 PM
You could just as easily have your bio and info as a curator and share your curation to Internet Billboards
The New Company's comment, July 19, 2011 8:26 PM
Internet Billboards: Sure! But Scoop.it is also a cool tool, right?
Tom George's comment, July 19, 2011 8:55 PM
Cool I love Scoop.it totally rocks what you would be doing is sharing your scoop.it's on Internet Billboards as well, only when you want to. I will show you how, it's super simple. First just register at Internet Billboards and let me know your user name.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

LinkedIn CEO says Google+ vs Facebook is a deathmatch

LinkedIn CEO says Google+ vs Facebook is a deathmatch | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner sees no way Facebook and Google+ can both exist, and says it's likely Google+ will come out on the losing end of the battle.
Weiner obviously has a slanted view on the social networking market because in his mind, no matter what the other players are, LinkedIn will always be relevant, which certainly can be disputed.
But, on a meta level, he had a pretty salient observation of social network functions in a recent Business Insider article.
There are three main, distinct purposes for a social network: "microcasting" all the latest goings-on in your life (Twitter), managing your professional life (LinkedIn), and connecting with friends and family.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter compared in an infographic (english version) | Il Blog di Stefano Epifani

Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter compared in an infographic (english version) | Il Blog di Stefano Epifani | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Yesterday some of my “new” contacts asked for an english version of the infographic. So, for this reason this blog sees his first post in English: the translated Infographic.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger - MG Siegler Digests Robert Scobles Recommendations

Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger - MG Siegler Digests Robert Scobles Recommendations | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Put it bluntly: if Twitter Is batshit crazy enough to implement even half of the things that Robert Scoble lays out, they will effectively kill their own product.
Of course, we can rest-assured knowing that Twitter is very likely not[/i] this foolish. After being in business for a full five years, they must know by now that their strength is not to mimic every just-launched and hot-right-now new social network (in this case, Google+). Their strength is to remain true to what got them to where they are now: simplicity.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Salas Nicolas
Scoop.it!

Infographie : Google+ vs Facebook

Infographie : Google+ vs Facebook | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Infographie : Google+ vs Facebook
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Google+: If, And, Then....Implications for Twitter and Tumblr - John Battelle's Searchblog

Google+: If, And, Then....Implications for Twitter and Tumblr - John Battelle's Searchblog | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
If Google+ really works, Google will be creating a massive amount of new "conversational media" inventory, the very kind of marketing territory currently under development over at Tumblr and Twitter. Sure, the same could be said of Facebook, but I think that story has been well told. Google+ is a threat to Facebook, but for other reasons. The threat to Tumbrl and Twitter feels more existential in nature.

Let's look at a typical flow for Tumblr, Twitter and Google+.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The New Company
Scoop.it!

Google Plus Doesn't Need to 'Kill' Anything to Be a Winner - AllBusiness (blog)

Google Plus Doesn't Need to 'Kill' Anything to Be a Winner - AllBusiness (blog) | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
It has become clear to me that the real win for Google isn't slaying some other social network. It's all about what Google gains from playing its favorite game -- content.

One of the most active uses of Google Plus so far (and I'm sure many, many more will evolve) is the sharing of content -- all forms of content. I've been around Twitter and Facebook since they began public offerings, and nothing compares to the level of content sharing I've experienced so far on Google Plus.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Erika Harrison
Scoop.it!

Google Plus’s Real Goal is Not to Kill Facebook, but to Force it to Open - Marshall Kirkpatrick

Google Plus’s Real Goal is Not to Kill Facebook, but to Force it to Open - Marshall Kirkpatrick | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
The goal for Google+ is not to win social networking outright, or to kill any competitors, but to disrupt the social networking economy with a big enough, good enough and popular enough service that the walled gardens (Facebook in particular) are forced to open up interoperability enough that their users can communicate with the significant enough number of people in their lives that use a different social network.
more...
No comment yet.