Google’s latest move into the domain dominated by Facebook has created a real buzz unlike its maiden foray last year. It is unusual for Google-the world’s biggest web search engine- to play a catch-up game with established social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but then, its past efforts that included Buzz, Orkut and even Google Wave did not make much of progress.
“It’s like Google opening a Facebook account, but with much better privacy and some enhanced features . I will go for it,” says Ankit Tripathi, a Bangalore-based software developer who quit Facebook earlier this year. .
In pic: A screen shot of the Google Plus social network is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters on June 28, 2011. Google Inc, frustrated by a string of failed attempts to crack social networking, designed the service to tie together all of its online properties, laying the foundation for a full-fledged social network. (Image: REUTERS)