Friday, July 15, 2011

Plus, Face

Image representing Facebook as depicted in Cru...Image via CrunchBaseGoogle's first successful social experiment is - you might have heard - called Google Plus. Plus is arithmetic. It is to do with numbers. Google has always been about numbers. The name Google itself is googol misspelt. Googol is "the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros."

With the Facebook name, the emphasis is on Face. The emphasis is on human relationships not on algorithms.

It was this very mismatch in DNA that prevented Google from cracking the social nut for the longest time. But finally they did it.

This just might mean Facebook might move much more aggressively into search, or something like that. (Facebook Could Do Well In Search) This game is nowhere close to over. I see me using both services.

But Zuck would not listen! (Circles: My Idea)

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