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.