Friday, April 20, 2012

G+ vs. Facebook [+Infographic] Facebook a passing fad?

G+ vs Facebook

Where do YOU stand when it comes down to Google plus VS Facebook? G+ has 200 Million+ users, most of them inactive. Everyone with a Gmail or Picasa account is basically being opted in. As I see it, Facebook's timeline feature may be what eventually forces people off the platform. That's because in many Asian countries, facebook has been a place where families gather and communicate. Recent changes to the way facebook loads up has put a small damper on the family fun: timeline will likely crush it.

Alan O’Doherty:::

The history of social media is a story of the rise and fall of giants. Less than a decade ago, Myspace was king. Despite the site being dedicated, largely, to teenagers playing ‘soulful’ and painfully overly emotional songs on acoustic guitars the social network sold for a cool $580 million to News Corporation in 2005 and was the most visited site in the US in 2006. But the dream wasn’t to last – by 2008 Myspace had been overtaken by Facebook in terms of daily hits and its staff has shrunk from 1600 in 2009 to just 200 by June of last year. The company was sold by News Corp in the summer of last year for $33 million – a $550 million dollar fall in value in 7 years...

Mark Solon, co-founder of Highway12 Ventures in Boise, Idaho blogged this morning about how his 13 year old daughter and all her friends are using Google+, not Facebook. On Thursday, a friend from Connecticut told me the same thing about his 15 year old daughter. My 16 year old son loves Google+ and is trying to get his school friends to switch.
When I started my career on Wall Street in the 80's, I remember reading everything I could about Peter Lynch and his "invest in what you know" strategy. Peter managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund ...

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