The web is abuzz over Google’s entry into the world of Social Media: Google+. With their social media entry, Google is betting the company, but making the name of this new network their corporate name +, insinuating that the web is now better as a result of Google+. Google+ brings social networking to each of it’s services: Search, Gmail, Apps like Google Calendar, YouTube, Google Reader, and more. The added benefit is that users can share what their doing not just from the “Google+” site, but from every Google branded service; the web has gone social.
The question we hear often is this: Is Google+ going make Facebook the next MySpace? (MySpace was a popular and dominant force in Social Media until Facebook came to the scene…today MySpace is nearly dead) My gut reaction is to say no. Why? Because Google+ and Facebook are completely different … yet the same.