Comments on: Is Google in danger of following the Microsoft path? http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/ Bringing the world of social business to you Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:21:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-32281 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 04:58:20 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-32281 Former Supreme Court nominee believes Google are not comparable to Microsoft.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57527134-38/rob

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By: Facebook to revamp its search engine? | Adi Gaskell says... http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-29510 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:16:37 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-29510 [...] the aim of taking the social networking crown from Facebook.  The move hasn't been without controversy, with the European Union investigating the company after activity on Google+ was found to influence [...]

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-27558 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:34:55 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-27558 New comScore data shows that users spend just a few minutes per month on Google+, compared to around 8 hours per month on Facebook.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204

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By: Payton http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-25797 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:22:00 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-25797 Amazing write-up! This could aid plenty of people find out more about this particular issue. Are you keen to integrate video clips coupled with these? It would absolutely help out. Your conclusion was spot on and thanks to you; I probably won’t have to describe everything to my pals. I can simply direct them here!

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By: NickBlack01 http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-24918 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:07:06 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-24918 Hmm indeed. You'd have to think the EU are fairly confident of getting a win here if they're willing to go after such a big company so publicly.

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By: Adi Gaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-24890 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:17:06 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-24890 Hmm, will be interesting to see how this develops.
http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/8727-google-could

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By: adigaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-24141 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:42:42 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-24141 Good find Wes. It is very shaky ground Google are on imo.

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By: Wes http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-24140 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:33:19 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-24140 Google could face legal ramifications over its decision to exclude Facebook and Twitter from its social-search system, some experts say. There's no law specifically saying Google has to include other companies' social signals, but by favoring its own products, Google leaves itself open to an antitrust challenge, Jeff Roberts writes. "Google may have fueled another wave of paranoia and regulatory attention," he writes.
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-is-it-legal-fo

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By: adigaskell http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-21665 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 07:25:13 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-21665 Are social networks a perfect market though? I'd say they're probably the least free of all websites because you invest so much more into your presence on your site of choice. If I want to shop somewhere else then it's as easy as taking my credit card elsewhere. If I want to network somewhere else though I have to move my profile over + build up my network on that site. That is a pretty significant means of locking someone in, even if in a fairly soft way.

Metcalfe's Law doesn't apply as written (http://adigaskell.org/2011/12/08/why-metcalfes-law-does-not-apply-to-online-communities/) but the network effect is still powerful if people are well connected and engaged. That's the battle G+ will face imo because people left MySpace for Facebook because they weren't happy at MySpace so that motivated them to go to all that effort. Right now I'm not sure people are very unhappy with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn et al. The only reason people are using G+ is that they don't want to miss out.

The interesting point will be how desperate Google get if that situation continues. You'd have to think after they've ditched Wave and Buzz that if G+ were to fall that'd be the end of their adventures into social. They're just not gonna let this one wither away.

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By: NickBlack01 http://adigaskell.org/2011/11/02/is-google-in-danger-of-following-the-microsoft-path/#comment-21663 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 07:20:40 +0000 http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/?p=508#comment-21663 I think you're right Alex. So far I've not done anything at all on Google+ because it simply doesn't interest me at all, so it's been pretty easy to ignore any of the promotional stuff Google have done for the site.

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