Erik Frèrejean wrote:... Google really should focus on developing new technologies rather than trying to limp behind popular services and jump on the wagon when it's to late.
Google can't give-up on social because they need the social data to help make search results more personal and relevant.
I fail to see how search results can be made more "relevant" based upon my Google+ friends. If I search phpBB I want to get this site, what happens if I have a lot of vB users in my Google+ friends will google start to push vB as top result
ownlc wrote:The truth of the matter is that Google is not really "social" in the way FB is. Additionally it requires that you have a Google account and creating a gmail account just for this purpose does not appeal to persons. A more open platform would be more attractive but G also wants to push it mail product.
Which is why I think they'll fail with this in the same way they failed with buzz and wave (anyone recall any of those? )
I'm sorry, lets begin a facebook clone which will replace facebook but only the first "x" users can sign up all others must wait for an invitation