Can Facebook Out-Awesome Google Plus?

July 6th, 2011

Google has had a lot of Buzz since announcing their latest social networking concept, Google Plus. Of course no one expected Facebook to just ignore it.

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the world that he would make an announcement on Wednesday, July 6. He didn’t give many details, other than to say it was about the launch of “something awesome.”

Video Chat Wars?

By now most every blogger, journalist and social media expert has formed an opinion about the still-unreleased Google Plus. Many have said that its features are very similar to Facebook, with one notable exception. G+ will offer Hangouts, a service that enables up to ten friends to share a live video chat.

Not long after Google’s announcement, Zuckerberg made his “awesome” promise and sent invitations for an Event to key media figures. The invite gave the impression that it probably had something to do with video chat. No more clues were given. The world would just have to wait.

And The Awesome Is…

At 10a.m. PST, journalists eagerly awaited the press conference. They were let in to the Facebook facility and asked to hang out just a little bit longer. About 15 minutes later Zuckerberg entered the room, made a few jokes, talked about the history of Facebook and got down to business.

The awesome announcement was that Facebook is introducing video chat powered by Skype. Facebookers now have the option to chat with friends on the site. You can chat face to face, “call” friends online and even leave a video message if you don’t get an answer.

Two key features include a Friends You Message Most list and Group Chat. When you open video chat, you’ll see a list of the people you message the most. Then you can start an instant chat with anyone on that list. Want to have a group chat? You can also conference with several people at once by using the Add Friends to Chat button.

Who Wins This War?

Now that Google and Facebook have made their announcements, only time will tell who will emerge victorious. Both companies hope to be the number one social network. Currently Facebook reigns supreme. They seem to be working hard to keep it that way. Gut Google is hoping to usurp their throne.

What do you think? Will Google Plus surpass Facebook? Or will the new Skype-based video chat help them stay on top? Leave us a comment to share your opinion, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders people search blog.

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2 Responses to “Can Facebook Out-Awesome Google Plus?”

  1. bittersweetvenom says:

    Nice sharing as ma opinion .. I don’t think that Google’s +1 will survive long!

  2. Sugel says:

    By .Google Plus has taken off like a bullet and hit in just 24 days a feat that took both Facebook and Twitter over a thousand days to achieve..With this impressive growth in mind Google might one day dethrone Facebook as the largest Social Media network but currently Facebook is still leaps and bounds ahead as they close the gap to a billion users a little more each day..Soon Google will revive real-time search by including updates from Google updates within regular search results..In this post I explain about many different powerful Google tools websites and browser extensions and how the features they have can help you.. .Now there is a extension called Google Facebook that allows you to see your Facebook stream inside Google ..Simply Connect to Facebook and you will be able to post status updates and view your stream within the Google Facebook tab..Note There are noted with this extension that you should be aware of before you install it…

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