Facebored? Google Me looking to be the next big thing
Facebook's never been the same since your mum demanded you friend her. The cow. But while some folk think the social media network is old hat - like a jaunty top hat, perhaps - others are experiencing ever-tightening sphincters at just how well Facebook is doing. Like Google, for example.
They created the perfect teaser campaign by making Google Wave invites rarer than hen's teeth, but nobody cared much for the end product. They raped and pillage users with Google Buzz, disregarding user privacy and generally making a sow's ballsack of the experience. And now the rumour mill is jacked up on Google Me - Google's stab at a Facebook-esque social media platform - and the chief rumourmonger is a dude called Adam D'Angelo, a former CTO of Facebook. Commenting on his own website, D'Angelo says:
This is not a rumor. This is a real project. There are a large number of people working on it. I am completely confident about this. They realized that Buzz wasn't enough and that they need to build out a full, first-class social network. They are modeling it off of Facebook.
Unlike previous attempts (before Buzz at least), this is a high-priority project within Google. They had assumed that Facebook's growth would slow as it grew, and that Facebook wouldn't be able to have too much leverage over them, but then it just didn't stop, and now they are really scared.
Bad news if you want respite from the bullshit of social media. Good news for agoraphobics and people with more time than friends.