This could very well be another attempt by Google to establish itself as a successful social network under the title ‘Google Me’ after Orkut and Google Buzz. The seed to this rumor was originally a Tweet by Kevin Rose, Founder of Digg.
Rumor: Another Attempt at Social Networking by Google?
Submitted by Skeletor 2010-06-30 Google 9 Comments
Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page are paying everyone $100 if they sign up for Google Wave in the next 24 hours. Hurry! Get it while you can!
There, now Google doesn’t need to invent another social networking site.
The deal with google web product is that they are the only ones with taste.
Try going to, say, twitter.com and then compare what you see with your buzz page.
Buzz looks pretty much like an environment you’d want to have for efficient work, compared to twitter that optimizes for short sms-like updates and “nice” first impression.
Perhaps google could create a “thinking man’s facebook” as well?
For some reason I’m happy about this. I think it’s because Google already know everything there is to know about me from my searches. Facebook are in this business to sell my personal information. Google are in this business to get me online as much as possible to view their ads. To me this is a huge difference and makes me far more comfortable to give Google my data over Facebook.