Personal Tech: Is Facebook the New MySpace?
Google+ taking over the social media market?
- Duration 4:55
- Date Jul 26, 2011
Google+ taking over the social media market?
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Okay here we are at that time of day where -- like check in with our.
Personal tech guy -- mr.
Jeremy Kaplan is joining us now He is the scientific.
Do you get that personal touch yeah.
-- He rates -- right here right out of high school yeah superhero I -- there you -- Yeah get there OK so you've got the next MySpace FaceBook site all picked out you think is going to be the next big thing.
What -- -- talk about Google plus which is the next -- social network right and as this thing has been gaining a lot of momentum.
The big question is what's gonna happen to the other social network and why is so special why do you think this is so fantastic is reading his.
Gala attention right now well in its -- remarkable see how quickly -- buses ramps up.
It's been out for three weeks it's not even released okay let's just say that -- -- and yet if you're on yet.
Don't worry about it it's not even officially -- -- not even a beta yet they're calling it an alpha which means there's are playing around with -- these wanted to get it out there.
And as their playground that -- -- people joined twenty million people who already joined this thing.
Twenty million them.
You're an onion world deserves a lot of money out I get -- -- about what you're doing I don't I don't I'm not cool I don't I needed to clear once their four okay so it hasn't been else I should join this afternoon and that could put a snowball that's been ruled that.
What's I don't -- why it's a little balling like this silent is being happy there's a couple.
He -- myself and one of the biggest though is is that really convenient and easy way that you can manipulate the people that you're that you have as friends.
Well thought perhaps around warrant for a variety body into early February interact -- OK yes one of the big complaints lot of people have a FaceBook.
Is that I have 600 friends and I like your friends right there is keeping you connected to you and you wanna share all that information you have to putting up on the site with.
Google -- makes it very easy to do that in a special way you have people think Nicole circles -- building creates certainty is drag and drop pictures of people into these circles.
-- as simple as possible.
And it really quickly -- the privacy thing.
Solves that price you drag and click interface is completely like in your circle and that's it that's it and then get that other people to stay outside your circle there is get the general announcements exactly and then every -- you post something right you say I'm going to post this to my friends to.
Co workers to.
My friend and these people hate her -- home -- message.
Whatever happens be set up and that's really convenient especially -- says I don't really have 500 friends is a great opportunity for me to get on any network.
And get rid of all of people who don't really wanna bring it.
All people like it was a fun about blurring the lines like you know what I when I go to the beach -- I mean everybody that I work what she thinks of you walk around -- -- -- faith but I do yeah fight dragons of the right circle there.
Vacancy has -- this cause my families my -- supposedly work.
Precisely how do you know that it's sold out and does that -- it didn't commit the most humiliating that I abandoned FaceBook and MySpace will ask the big question -- what point do we get there.
So it became very clear when me -- -- space.
Started -- -- -- -- really became this vortex site near Mount -- is that much anymore do music going to his only going to miss it right.
Exactly fees but at a certain point had enough momentum that it was just the police to -- to it must be sort of fell off well.
What Google's twenty million users already that's pretty astounding it's not even available for most people yet.
It's really gaining I don't percent of available yet.
It looks it's not publicly opening an invitation to get on I think out of bed at night into early I had another -- -- you.
If you're on if you're on Google plus you can get an invitation to many of its -- it's hard to get.
It's really not publicly available that's a Google took five years to make Jean -- a final product it was beta for five long years.
So I think this is -- -- -- a beta product for a long time to you.
What what is.
-- -- Folks say about this -- they threatened to anywhere you think at this point -- I think is publicly reacting well they haven't really said anything when -- India there.
And rightly so I mean they're sort of watching it it's an interesting experiment for them.
One of the first people to join was actually Mark Zuckerberg founder of faith they're smart on his part and if you look at user accounts He is the person being followed by the most people on Google plus -- whoever put on Google is there's -- the guy from -- o'clock a that's very interesting kind of telling but think what this let's talk numbers for that there -- six point seven billion people on the planet.
The last numbers that I saw from two doesn't intend to that about two point one billion people were online which is an awful lot of people there are 750 million people on FaceBook.
It is still -- juggernaut it is -- force it is the 800 pound gorillas being brought her the thousand pound gorilla.
So is Google plus destroying it not yet.
Is it's -- planting it hardly however we're seeing its noble structural downhill.
And and -- Google's got the bandwidth to do it do I mean and then there alpha beta that you call whatever you want.
They're just releasing it in the right way and and filling up the room to capacity as they get right precisely.