The Incredible Run of Google+

Since an image is worth 1000 words, here is a graph done by Leon Håland analyzing the growth of Google+. It took only 24 days for Google+ to reach 20 million users, while it took over three years to reach that number for Facebook and Twitter. Considering that the service is still open only by…

Google+ can be a social backbone if federated

The most important sentence of @edd  Google+ is the social backbone is: [Google is] a company for whom exclusive ownership of the social graph isn’t essential to their business That’s the crucial point I made before that would enable Google+ to work in a federation, like email. Imagine having the possibility to run your own…

How Google Can Win the Social Network War

First there was Orkut, FriendFeed, MySpace. Then Facebook came and took 750 million people behind its wall as they eagerly connected with school friends, shared baby photos and played Farmville. Now Google Plus, the coolest kid in the block, has arrived. Facebook and Google seem to be competing to build the best single website where…