Google Me, maybe?

There’s been a “bit” of a rumour going around that the search giant Google may have another go at creating a social media platform. We all know that these rumours don’t just randomly appear out of nowhere, and after some research it would appear that a simple tweet has snowballed into a huge media-covered wonder.

GoogleThere’s been a “bit” of a rumor going around that the search giant Google may have another go at creating a social media platform. We all know that these rumours don’t just randomly appear out of nowhere, and after some research it would appear that a simple tweet has snowballed into a huge media-covered wonder.

A tweet originating (and then vanishing) by Digg’s co-founder, Kevin Rose wrote, in part, “huge rumor: Google to launch facebook competitor very soon ‘Google Me‘, very credible source.” Soon after this was tweeted, the tweet disappeared without an explanation. What makes this even more interesting is that this rumor was apparently confirmed by former Facebook executive, Adam D’Angelo. D’Angelo stated, “This is not a rumor. This is a real project. There are a large number of people working on it. I am completely confident about this.”

Does this mean Google is actually putting in more effort to create the ever elusive Facebook-killer? I sure hope so, but with recent failed products such as Google Wave and the completely dissapointing Google Buzz, I sure hope Google culminates its best efforts to get this done properly. However, it IS evident what Google’s capable of and I’m pretty sure this can actually be achieved if there IS in fact “a large number of people working on it”.

I for one, am not a Facebook fan as I despise having my personal information and pictures stored on a central server. I am however, waiting for the Diaspora launch which is rapidly growing in popularity. If Google can come up with something as secure and catchy, with a little flare I’ll be sure to give it a bash too. Good luck Google, you’ll need it.

Author: NickDuncan

Nick is the owner of Code Cabin, founder of WP Google Maps, WP Live Chat Support, and Sola Plugins,

4 thoughts on “Google Me, maybe?”

  1. Great article Nick!

    Agree, Google need all the luck in the world with this one, especially considering how Google Wave and Google Buzz have not really lived up to the hype that they were afforded pre-launch…

    I guess the real question here is : “is there room for ‘another’ social media platform?”

    1. Thanks Jonathan. I definately do believe there is room for another big social media platform, actually I believe there’s room for a few more. However, if Google are going to create something to challenge the likes Facebook, they are going to need to make it a) as fun b) private and c) different in a way because no one will join “another” Facebook.

  2. Very Exciting! But i think it will take alot to get the masses of people such as Facebook to use Google Me.  People dont like change and therefore will hesitate to play around with a new social networking site.  Web junkies will follow first and a later more people will join… but i guess thats how facebook got going at first??  Cant wait to see it!

  3. It’s hectic to think what level of personal info is already available on the central hub of social platforms.. Even if the user activates security settings for privacy, who’s stopping anyone from hacking that info?

    Kinda makes u wonder if social media gets any more advanced, like with updating your GPS location on uploading photo’s (already in play),  how we will be ‘watched’ and by who…
    ‘Diaspora, sign me up!’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *