Google believes it has discovered a way to completely invalidate Facebook, and all Facebook users. On Tuesday, Google introduced The Google+ Project, a new social network that emphasizes privacy overall, and will include group text messaging and video chatting.
The way that Google+ will work is by dividing your contacts into groups, and sharing (or not sharing) whatever you want with specific groups. There will be no friend requests to stress over, and no need to worry about posting those pictures from Friday night that you don’t want your parents to see.
This isn’t the first time that Google has tried to get into the social networking game. Some of you Gmail users may be familiar with the highly unpopular Buzz, which automatically included all of your e-mail contacts into your network, even if you probably didn’t know them (like that HR guy you e-mailed about a job that you didn’t get). This glitch got people up in arms, and now Google reps say that they have learned from that mistake.
As of now, Google+ is being tested by a select few. If you happen to be one of those super cool kids, you get to invite a few friends to test it out as well. If not, you’ll have to wait until it gets a big thumbs up from its testers.
Do you think Google+ could replace Facebook?
[via The New York Times]