Once again, we’ll visit the giants to see what is going on. It doesn’t seem appropriate to start talking about Google+ as if it just started, even though it was opened up for everyone just a couple of weeks ago. And after they recently announced they had reached 20+ million users, it doesn’t seem like it could have escaped anyone that Google+ is the now a hyped player in town, in a good way of course.
However, we still seem to ask ourselves the question about whether we need it or not. This is especially true when Google continuously keeps ganking companies from their service. For what reason I don’t think we’ll ever know. I am sure it has to do with how they want to keep search engine results intact by not having large websites like Mashable and others once again ending up at the top just because they have the most readers and users and not because they have the best content.
Whether or not it is a good thing, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I am definitely enjoying the Google+ networking/sharing service. As recently as a couple of days ago, we incorporated the Google +1 button here on Bit Rebels, and it has proven to be a huge success. We’ve had more traffic than ever, and we’re continuously gaining new subscribers and readers which we think is beyond exciting. But then there is this little thing about Facebook and how some people say Google+ will completely obliterate Facebook from its throne. Is it true?
Well, just have a look at this infographic by Aman Arora over at The Tech Addicts and make up your own mind. Facebook certainly has an advantage, and that is in its sheer number of users, and also in the way that they always innovate. However, lately they have been slacking on the bugs a bit, at least I think so personally. I have been frustrated many times about the site being wonky and slow, not to mention features that worked perfectly before yet at the moment don’t even show up. So who will be the winner in this fight? Is there space enough for these giants to share the social networking throne? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.