Can Google Plus surpass Facebook in popularity?
I don't want my parents to watch what I'm doing on Facebook - no privacy whatsoever! A friend of mine recently used Facebook to do some "not safe" social networking, and his ex-girlfriend tracked him down!
Facebook = no privacy! At least with Google+, it's backed with a company that cares about privacy.
All my friends are moving to Google+ and quitting Facebook, it's only a matter of time before I do the same.
Therefore, google plus will be seamlessly incorporated into people's use of google as a daily search engine, and its subscriber base for the social networking will grow at a record rate in my opinion.
Since Facebook was around first it was able to gain a lot of users, but over time FB began to misuse their users data. Users began to realize how little control they have over their data and personal privacy. Changing the TOS without telling users, that's just bad business. Aside from the usability nightmares, FB has tried to improve with little success, but I think in the end, it's a bit too late and people a getting fed up with FB. People will realize, that G+ is much easier and more efficient to use.
Surpassing Facebook in popularity would simply be a matter of exposure and marketing. Much in the same way as Facebook replaced MySpace by becoming the new hip thing to try out, Google Plus has the capability of doing the same to Facebook. With the reach that Google has, through their search engine service and Android operating system, if anyone has the capability to become popular enough to overtake Facebook, it is Google Plus.
While Facebook does have a large head start on Google +, Google + is powered by well Google. We have seen just how much a company name with a following can make anyone do just about anything. If Facebook made a web browser it could easily become as large as Google Chrome just as Google + could become as big or bigger than Facebook as a social networking site.
I suppose it can. I don't think it's tremendously likely, because Facebook has a huge population of addicts that will never leave no matter how many abuses Facebook perpetrates against them, but it is theoretically possible Facebook goes one step too far and everyone bails in favor of Google+.
Anything is possible with enough time!
i do have an opinion that it wont happen in a flick of time as i myself has both facebook and google+ accounts but i mostly prefer facebook. first of all facebook has become such a giant network. secondly with its easier user interface. thirdly people are so hooked with facebook. fourthly, google has no appealing factor that differentiates it from Facebook.....if we say people switched from orkut to Facebook, they had their reasons and they were convincing ones....it provided a newly changed view of networking with easier interface, but i personally don't see that happening with Google +. but the cards will flip if Google provides some interesting catch to its users....
G+ is very complicated, hangouts are related to YouTube, circles, and ads, I feel people feel more comfortable on Facebook. As for privacy you can always change you privacy settings on Facebook, Google's apps are all connected and that is very irritating at times. If you do one thing on YouTube it comes on your G+, even then Facebook is much better even if you see the games and reach out.
Facebook overtook Myspace in a flash, and has absolutely taken off in popularity since then. At this point, people's lives are just integrated with Facebook and, as such, I have trouble seeing Google Plus catching it in overall popularity. Google Plus could be a solid competitor and could get a sizable following, but I don't see it catching up with Facebook, unless the people in charge of making sure Facebook continues to run smoothly make some huge mistakes, down the line.
Google+ younger and less advanced. Facebook had earned its medal of gold. Next follows twitter, and finally MySpace, tumblr, etc. Social networks need features. Google+ has a extremely beautiful handouts, but it is not very often used.
If people start using those handouts instead of Skype, it will turn it possitive since google+ works better (means that has less technical problems, sound or video)
Also, Facebook has the video chat (sponsored by skype) but still don't work as good as google+