More like sharing in real life
But will people dismiss Google’s new creation, seeing it as an imitation of Facebook?
Google has said they want to make “connecting with people on the web more like connecting with them in the real world.” One feature the new project has introduced is organising people into circles, where you can put your friends, parents and your boss into separate groups – like in real life.
The privacy and selective sharing of your information is impressive. Your parents and boss will never see pictures of you on a Saturday night, but your friends can. I think this is what will draw people to Google+ as you can control who sees what, a feature Facebook simply doesn’t offer.
Another serious contender is the Hangout feature. You can have face-to-face video chats live on your computer screen with your mates, something Facebook is currently trying to set up with Skype. Launching the unplanned meet-up feature has got people excited.
A serious contender for Facebook?
I like Google’s new project, it is more realistic than other social networking sites. It is true to life in the fact you keep certain groups of friends or family separate and you never introduce them to your boss. He is in a group all on his own. This will definitely impress people and will help avoid those awkward friend requests you simply don’t want to accept.
Is it a serious contender? We think so.