Today Facebook made a load of changes and re-vamped their site. There has been quite an uproar from users all over the Interwebitubes all day, with a distinct focus on people getting fed up and looking at other options in social media. The big winner of the day has got to be Google+…
I’m not much for anecdotal evidence, but my little circle of friends(all 2 of them)started signing up this evening. I’ve had more conversations with people on Google+ tonight than the entire time I’ve been signed up! Now I don’t feel like such a loner. 😉 Convinced? haha.
One of the big stories out today from Mashable is that Facebook is making huge changes to their site towards a larger, yet undetermined goal, to become your entire online experience. Here is a small blurb from one of today’s articles.
Facebook is driven by a single, unique goal. Its priority isn’t to gain more users (it already has 750 million of those), nor does it feel compelled to find stupid ways to increase pageviews. Its primary goal right now isn’t to increase revenue, either — that will come later.
No, Facebook’s goal is to become the social layer that supports, powers and connects every single piece of the web, no matter who or what it is or where it lives. On Thursday at its f8 conference in San Francisco, the world’s largest social network will take a giant leap toward accomplishing that goal.
I honestly hope that Facebook changes so much that they ruin the reason that users came in the first place. To connect with friends they know…
Having used Google+ for a couple of months now, I have to say that it is a refreshing change from the crappy ads and secretive privacy changes we’ve had to endure on Facebook.
I’ve mentioned before that Google+ seems to get social circles and that you only want to share certain things with certain people. Facebook tries to do the opposite and have you share everything with everyone unless you take the time to block people, or create lists. Not as intuitive in my opinion.
Anyway, whether it was planned or not, Google+ is now open as of today for everybody to sign up! Head over there and start sharing! I know I will being publicly posting all my blog posts there for people to read. Head on over and check out my profile…gplus.to/pakos
- + Everyone: Google + is Now Open for All, Sign Up Now (shoutmeloud.com)
- Facebook Changes Challenge Google+ (pamil-visions.net)
- Google+ vs. Facebook: The Gloves Are Off [OPINION] (mashable.com)
- Facebook f8: Get Ready for Massive Changes to Profiles, Pages (searchenginewatch.com)