There are rumors flying around like crazy that Google is planning to launch a social network that will rival Facebook in the very near future. It all started when Digg founder Kevin Rose tweeted the message below:
At the moment both Google and Facebook are not commenting on this speculation. It is worth noting though that Facebook is rumored to be dabbling in the search engine market for their own. This is a clear move into Google’s territory. Perhaps Google finds that fighting offense with offense is the way to go here.
Also, a new social network launch from Google could not come at a better time given the recent user dissatisfaction with Facebook’s privacy settings.
Other rumors are stating that Google Me would combine Google’s Buzz, Wave and Orkut social networking features into one social network to rule them all. Not to mention - an instant user base of about 200 million people too.
Of course, at the moment this is all hearsay. However, this doesn’t stop us from wondering and asking the questions - will it succeed or will it fail?
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