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News Google Me to take on Facebook?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Jul 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Well, Adam didn't get to be a CTO with his english skills, that's for sure.
     
  3. LJF

    LJF Modded

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    Surely it's way too late in the day to try and compete with Facebook now. It seems like every moron I've encountered in life has got it (and attempted to add me). Im pretty sure they'll blindly oppose change.
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    something i have been meaning to do for a while is cancel my facebook page but i use it so little i have no need to cancel it
     
  5. lacuna

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    I don't remember anything called 'Buzz'. I do remember Wave though and a group of people telling me how much more awesome it was than MSN...
     
  6. msm722

    msm722 New Member

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    Bad idea google.

    It's like facebook trying to bring out a search engine to compete with google.
     
  7. Garside

    Garside New Member

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    It feels a little bit like Nike deciding they want to take on Coca Cola with the reasoning being nothing more than 'why not'? I was going to be buying shares in Google but I think I will hold off now.
     
  8. Plugs

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    at least "Google Me" is a good name, seeing as "to google" is virtually an accepted verb these days
     
  9. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Oh God, if there's one thing the world doesn't need it's more 'social networking' websites.
     
  10. bennyjh

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    I quite like the idea of having my email and social networking in the same place. I use google reader, gmail, google calendar and google docs already so itll be nice to see how they all interact with each other.
     
  11. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    well, if enough people goes on this, Google Latitude might actually be worth using.
     
  12. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    Pretty sure MySpace was a bit like facebook a few years ago - look how that changed. It's like a wasteground of the internet these days...
     
  13. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Because this will do any thing to Google's share price :rolleyes:
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    how is this new news? or even a new rumor? this has been floating around the net for almost a year now...
     
  15. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Member

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    If it has better privacy and puts the users personal information first than it has a real chance to put facebook out of business.
     
  16. El Rando

    El Rando I know what a dremel is

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    well I don't really do that much "social networking" but facebook is extremely useful in a lot of ways. I reckon if google can make a decent one it'll be pretty cool. I love the cleanliness google always achieves and I hate how messy facebook is so I'm willing to give it a go when it comes out.
     
  17. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Hardly a surprise, Google tend to just punch out multiple tools in one market until they get it right, Buzz didn't work, no-ones really figured out how to use wave properly so let them try again with something else.
     
  18. Fordy

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    People flick between which social network site is 'in' like there's no tomorrow.

    MySpace, LinkedIn, Bebo, Netlog, Windows Live Spaces - remember those?
     
  19. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Google would smash facebook in to the ground.
     
  20. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    As news goes, this is pretty dull. It's well known Google is trying to take over the world. You could tell me they were running for government and I wouldn't even blink.
     
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