Facebook's Zuckerberg talks about Google+

It's not much of a surprise to learn that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg created his own Google+ profile soon after Google had the limited launch of its new social networking service. But what does Zuckerberg really think about Google's latest attempt to muscle in on Facebook's business? Business Insider has some quotes from Zuckerberg on that matter from Wednesday's press event when Facebook announced the launch of its video chat feature.

Zuckerberg says he actually doesn't have much to say about Google+. On the other hand he does say that in the last five years we have seen more and more companies trying to put in social networking items into their applications and services. He adds, "We'll see a lot of companies who haven't looked at social begin to build it into their apps. Not just Google." He also says that we might see the streaming video company Netflix add some more social networking features. Overall Zuckerberg states, "I view this as validation of how this is going to play out over the next five years. Every app is going to be social. If we build the best service, there's massive value there. If we don't, somebody else will."

The article also says that Zuckerberg and other Facebook team members state why Facebook will still be the dominate social networking site. For one this is Facebook's main business while Google+ is just one of many different projects and divisions at Google. Another is how Google+ handled groups. The service lets users create "circles" of friends for various interests. Yet some of your Google+ friends may not know that you have put them in a particular circle. With the group feature on Facebook people know who is in which group.

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I see use for both.. FB will dominate for a while till G+ gets more going... they have only just started offering so it will change.... hope to see business pages or fan pages thought without those G+ seems boring. I would love to have those features.


"Facebook's Zuckerberg talks about Google+"

"Zuckerberg says he actually doesn't have much to say about Google+"


wat?

Magallanes said,

"Facebook's Zuckerberg talks about Google+"

"Zuckerberg says he actually doesn't have much to say about Google+"


wat?


lol

KingCrimson said,
Explain me how Facebook/Twitter/Myspace has genuinely improved people's lives.
They can now play Farmville on Facebook.

KingCrimson said,
Explain me how Facebook/Twitter/Myspace has genuinely improved people's lives.
Myspace doesn't count in my opinion, but I would say that Facebook and Twitter have improved my life. Facebook allows me to keep in contact with my friends who are now all over the world, and Twitter allows me to keep up to date with the News.

Intrinsica said,
Myspace doesn't count in my opinion, but I would say that Facebook and Twitter have improved my life. Facebook allows me to keep in contact with my friends who are now all over the world, and Twitter allows me to keep up to date with the News.
I used MSN for that purpose before Facebook was released. Worked fine.

Intrinsica said,
Myspace doesn't count in my opinion, but I would say that Facebook and Twitter have improved my life. Facebook allows me to keep in contact with my friends who are now all over the world, and Twitter allows me to keep up to date with the News.

email?. websites?.

vette said,
I feel Mark is saying "Finally some well deserved competition." vs. "It will fail".

It's only smart to take your competitor's seriously, especially when you're running a company that demolished the once internet phenomenon that was Myspace.

xpclient said,
My question is if you are already using Facebook now, why would you want to migrate to another service? WHY?

Because they have implemented features Facebook has, but they have done it in a better way than Facebook. Of course people are going to want to migrate to a better service. Google+ isn't quite better yet in my opinion though; they need to integrate Blogger and Google Calendar events into it, and they need to allow us to add more to our About section like Facebook do. If Google implement those things and release a great API, Google+ will be better than Facebook, and that is why people should and would switch.

xpclient said,
My question is if you are already using Facebook now, why would you want to migrate to another service? WHY?
Cuz facebook is a timewasting useless app filled featureless spam generator that thinks it owns your personal data and friends. Btw i don't use facebook so there a very good reason to start using G+

gzAsher said,
Cuz facebook is a timewasting useless app filled featureless spam generator that thinks it owns your personal data and friends. Btw i don't use facebook so there a very good reason to start using G+

How do you know about something you don't use?

Lamp Post said,

You don't know anything about things you don't use?

Well you obviously don't know things about something you don't use.
Facebook is fast (my smartphone loads the desktop version faster than Neowin or other websites open!), it's full of features, the spam is basically non- existent, and everyone who's anyone is on Facebook (only 2 kids at my high school of 1,000+ didnt have a Facebook account).

Facebook is brilliant, you just want to feel independent and unique by saying it sucks.

Lamp Post said,

You don't know anything about things you don't use?

I mean i don't use it anymore. I created an account 3yrs back when Facebook was all the hype but thanks to their TOCs and stuff, i deleted my account. That is Facebook told me so but only when i logged in again couple months back that i realised my account was never really deleted!

Facebook's "group" feature is ridiculous, I don't know anyone who actually uses it. It is too difficult to implement. Google+ is much more elegant and intuitive.

fuzi0719 said,
Facebook's "group" feature is ridiculous, I don't know anyone who actually uses it. It is too difficult to implement. Google+ is much more elegant and intuitive.

If that's too difficult for you, I don't know how you even manage to function day to day.

fuzi0719 said,
Facebook's "group" feature is ridiculous, I don't know anyone who actually uses it. It is too difficult to implement. Google+ is much more elegant and intuitive.

Not so much difficult as it is annoying and tedious I think, especially if you a lot of friends on Facebook. Personally, I think Google just makes groups more in your face and friendly to where people are actually using the feature, as opposed to Facebook where I'm sure many like myself have never really touched it.

With the group feature on Facebook people know who is in which group.

This ended up not working out so well with me when I setup a Facebook group called "Ignore", added a bunch of family members who like to spam updates every 5 minutes, and then sent them all invites to my Ignore group .

Shadrack said,

This ended up not working out so well with me when I setup a Facebook group called "Ignore", added a bunch of family members who like to spam updates every 5 minutes, and then sent them all invites to my Ignore group .


That's because you should have used a Friend List for that, not a Group; Friend Lists are private to you only Zuckerberg is comparing Circles to Groups, but he shouldn't be; he should be comparing Circles to Friend Lists.

Calum said,

That's because you should have used a Friend List for that, not a Group; Friend Lists are private to you only Zuckerberg is comparing Circles to Groups, but he shouldn't be; he should be comparing Circles to Friend Lists.
It's awesome how Zuckerberg isn't able to make proper comparisons between Facebook and Google+.

"Yet some of your Google+ friends may not know that you have put them in a particular circle. With the group feature on Facebook people know who is in which group."

Isn't this a good thing? Would you want certain people to know what groups you have them in?

puma1 said,
Would you want certain people to know what groups you have them in?

Yes, my group called @$$hats is growing. Each fb friend who gets added knows I think they have $hit for brains, and thus they change how they interact with me.

i don't actually know that many people who have a google-account. as long as this is the case, i'm pretty much stuck with facebook and msn. everyone is on facebook, and migrating the hordes and masses over to another service won't happen over night. as much as i would like to see that happen. i'm keeping my facebook account clean. sadly few of my friends are. feels like i'm blocking several new apps every day.

Who care's what "group/circle" I put someone in? None of their business if I put a family member that I hate with a passion in the Ring of Fire circle or not, that person doesn't need to know. But yes, I don't see FB dying anytime, and G+ is nice, but having 1 friend on it, and G+ doesn't support DOD computer browsers, I see it failing if they ever wanted soldiers to use it to communicate back home, they wouldn't be able to unless they were on their own personal computer.

MidnightDevil said,
I don't think facebook is bloated.. and there isnt much more to say about it, surprised he created an account lol

It is only bloated if you are not smart enough to block 3rd part apps. Otherwise, it is as simple as it gets without losing functionality IMO.

MidnightDevil said,
I don't think facebook is bloated.. and there isnt much more to say about it, surprised he created an account lol

I'm not i'm just suprised he didnt use some type of an alias.

MidnightDevil said,
I don't think facebook is bloated.. and there isnt much more to say about it, surprised he created an account lol

Always good to see what the competition is doing, I would be surprised if he hadn't made an account. Gets him more publicity as well, since he would be one of the accounts with the most followers as well.

MidnightDevil said,
I don't think facebook is bloated.. and there isnt much more to say about it, surprised he created an account lol

Gee, whoever thought of Facebook as bloated has not seen Friendster and MySpace!

Google+ will be just like gmail. Many people won't switch from Facebook just as they didn't switch from hotmail and Y! Mail.

hackson said,
Google+ will be just like gmail. Many people won't switch from Facebook just as they didn't switch from hotmail and Y! Mail.

Depends on how good it is. Gmail was a stellar leap in email usefulness - especially its excellent spam filter and its ability to warn you when emails aren't legit. I switched from hotmail almost as soon as I saw it and used it.

hackson said,
Google+ will be just like gmail. Many people won't switch from Facebook just as they didn't switch from hotmail and Y! Mail.

Maybe you and your mom didnt switch, but most people i know did. And the last few holdouts did after they got there android phone and didnt have a choice (smart google!).

hackson said,
Google+ will be just like gmail. Many people won't switch from Facebook just as they didn't switch from hotmail and Y! Mail.

I agree. Much like I can't just switch from Yahoo Messenger to Facebook Chat. I still have many friends very active in Yahoo Messenger. And here in Facebook, there will be similar things that make sense that will want you to stay there.

hackson said,
Google+ will be just like gmail. Many people won't switch from Facebook just as they didn't switch from hotmail and Y! Mail.

I really do not care for the chat system with Facebook. I am a Windows Live Messenger user and it combimes facebook chat better.

hackson said,
Google+ will be just like gmail. Many people won't switch from Facebook just as they didn't switch from hotmail and Y! Mail.
People for the most part will not switch per se. Many will use both. Most who do will primarily use Facebook.

I have a Gmail account too. I never use it. I've used Yahoo! Mail for eight years, more frequently than my ISP e-mail.

Steven Hutchison said,

Maybe you and your mom didnt switch, but most people i know did. And the last few holdouts did after they got there android phone and didnt have a choice (smart google!).

No... He's right. Most people keep their email address and don't see a reason to change it.

Facebook is a bloated dinosaur now. Google+ is, at the moment, clear and functional, like their other sites (apart from YouTube which is getting pretty bloated too).

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Facebook is a bloated dinosaur now. Google+ is, at the moment, clear and functional, like their other sites (apart from YouTube which is getting pretty bloated too).

Expand on your reasoning. How is Facebook bloated? It's lightening quick, has easy to use facilities, is used by all your friends (or most at least) and is extremely non-intrusive when it comes to advertising. I'd say it was very near the perfect free social service. Nothing comes close and that is because it's actually very good.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Facebook is a bloated dinosaur now. Google+ is, at the moment, clear and functional, like their other sites (apart from YouTube which is getting pretty bloated too).

Its bloated to most people because they "like" everything that moves. Also 90% of people dont go into facebook apps once in awhile and clean out all the garbage apps that they have authorized over time. I think thats a must for anyone! Other than that, your comment makes zero sense.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Facebook is a bloated dinosaur now. Google+ is, at the moment, clear and functional, like their other sites (apart from YouTube which is getting pretty bloated too).

And Google is a bloated search engine full of spam results, and too old. We need something fresh and light like Bing.

So, do you still want to continue discussing in terms of "Bloat"?

Steven Hutchison said,

Its bloated to most people because they "like" everything that moves. Also 90% of people dont go into facebook apps once in awhile and clean out all the garbage apps that they have authorized over time. I think thats a must for anyone! Other than that, your comment makes zero sense.

A-freaking-men. I heard someone on Facebook the other day complain about how they don't want to see what everything has to say. I immediately said, "Well, maybe if you didn't have 1000+ "friends" that wouldn't be a problem."

Jack Musick said,
I heard someone on Facebook the other day complain about how they don't want to see what everything has to say. I immediately said, "Well, maybe if you didn't have 1000+ "friends" that wouldn't be a problem."

Blame it on Mafia Wars!

In other words he's saying "please google don't take all my money so I can't only eat what I hunt anymore!" thats what I get from it I dunno about anyone else.

IrishEdg3 said,
In other words he's saying "please google don't take all my money so I can't only eat what I hunt anymore!" thats what I get from it I dunno about anyone else.

All he's saying is social networking is big and is going to remain big. He's being pretty real about it realizing that if they don't keep up with innovation they will be left behind. Nothing more to really read into.

I really don't think there is much to say about google+, it's not like he's going to say it's amazing. I had a quick browse of it, didn't seem like my kind of thing. Looked like just another blogging tool to me. I only use facebook to contact people (chat/messages) and don't care about what people have just cooked or whether they are on the toilet.

Minimoose said,
don't care about what people have just cooked or whether they are on the toilet.

That's twitter for ya!

Minimoose said,
I really don't think there is much to say about google+, it's not like he's going to say it's amazing. I had a quick browse of it, didn't seem like my kind of thing. Looked like just another blogging tool to me. I only use facebook to contact people (chat/messages) and don't care about what people have just cooked or whether they are on the toilet.

Sounds like your friends are boring.

dead.cell said,

Sounds like your friends are boring.
Where does his friends play into what he said? He stated that "HE" doesn't care about what people post in statuses as that's not why HE uses Facebook.

Xenosion said,

All he's saying is social networking is big and is going to remain big. He's being pretty real about it realizing that if they don't keep up with innovation they will be left behind. Nothing more to really read into.

I agree completely... He's being very modest and I like that a lot. No bull**** about why they're the best.

Morphine-X said,
Where does his friends play into what he said? He stated that "HE" doesn't care about what people post in statuses as that's not why HE uses Facebook.

Through some logic thinking you can infer from the information given:
a) he doesn't like stupid status updates;
b) he doesn't make use of facebook's status update because of the above information;
c) the status update shown are his friends';
therefore, his friends are boring

Victor V. said,

Through some logic thinking you can infer from the information given:
a) he doesn't like stupid status updates;
b) he doesn't make use of facebook's status update because of the above information;
c) the status update shown are his friends';
therefore, his friends are boring

LoL +1, so true

Victor V. said,

Through some logic thinking you can infer from the information given:
a) he doesn't like stupid status updates;
b) he doesn't make use of facebook's status update because of the above information;
c) the status update shown are his friends';
therefore, his friends are boring

Uhm..... no. Just because he doesn't care what his friends are doing, doesn't mean his friends aren't doing anything... I see thousands of posts fly through my status updates over the course of an hour. Just because I don't read them or care to pay attention to any of them at all (Seriously? Why do I give a **** about what party you're getting drunk at if I'm not there?), doesn't mean that my friends are boring.

Damn idiots.....