Here we go again the possibility of another social networking site. Until I read the article How ‘Google Circles’ Could Beat Facebook” I had not heard of the “rumored” Google Circles. It will be interesting to see if Google does in fact develop their version of Facebook. Google already has a strong presence, it’s a household name.
I liked how the author Mike Elgan mentioned that “users are suffering from social network fatigue”. This is so true. Do we really need another “Facebook” to start all over again? First it’s Myspace then Facebook, Linked In falls somewhere in between, and now possibly Google Circles, it does get rather troublesome trying to remember log in information, passwords, feeling obligated to reply immediately to a message, and keeping everything updated.
Despite the time it takes to create and maintain a social networking page I do think social networking sites serve a good purpose both on a personal and professional level. I went to an expo this past Friday. Most of the businesses that had booths were informing people to look them up on Facebook. Facebook is a great advertising tool especially for businesses on small budgets who can argue with f.r.e.e. and consumers who friend businesses on social networking sites often hear of specials and events prior to the general public, it is a win-win situation.
If Google does not jump on this bandwagon in some shape or form I would be surprised.
Read the article if you want to find out more and you be the judge if Google can make it work!