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Facewitin has to come together to beat the Google Plus onslaught. Never have I seen such a system of power networking and matchmaking to rival G+. The other thing is Google are using stealth 99.99% haven't a clue it's even there.

What's terrifying is that this is Plus Google not just Google Plus. Every component of Google is being slowly squeezed into Plus. A 10,000 geek army is thinking Plus. More than the other three combined.

Once the API releases in 2012 every community site will be able to put their spin on Google+Ecademy. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn will be faced with a critical decision do they or don't they plug in the API? If they do Google wins if they don't Google wins.

Google is Coke.

Facebook is Pepsi. For some it tastes better.

Twitter is 7Up. Huge market share.

LinkedIn is Dr Peppers. Liked by some.

What will Microsoft Apple and Amazon do? All three have amazing Cloud strategies that require a social network front end. Excited to see what MS do with Skype. Nice move.

Social Network + Cloud = Transactions galore.

What a battle to live through and little chance that for the benefit of the planet and society these folks can work together. Is it a kill or be killed world? Does mankinds desire for the strongest DNA force endless rivalry. Could we unite all networks for the benefit of the 7 soon to be 10 billion. Imagine - John Lennon.

Russell Davison

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Less text, more pictures for the younger reader!

Today's new look for G+ has the text character count of twitter and the web page look of Pintertest. I wonder if Google are looking to sell off the Google Plus network to either Pinterest or twitter? It is more appealing to the 12 year-old to 21 year-old audience. I guess that Google must know what they are doing as they are the 180th biggest company in the world and they are in it for the longer game and not just short gains for the year 2014.

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Ilana Herring

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Oh my God. I have missed so much of conversation happening here.

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Thomas Power

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Thomas Power

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Michael Hargreaves

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an interesting show profiling facebook on bbc - yes we get to see it on cable in australia - that drew a very clear distinction between them and google in respect to monetization through advertising. what surprised me was how many people at facebook, and on the podium at their annual conference, use Macs given Zuck's love of Microsoft. here is a snippet from the program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmZFUIutmsk

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Thomas Power

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a reminder for when everyone in this place wakes up ;-)

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Michael Hargreaves

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Thomas, would you have drawn the same conclusion 100 years ago if the company names were Ford, GM, Chrysler (then Maxwell Motor Company), and Daimler (Germany not UK)? My money is on a Facebook and Microsoft merger, Apple subsuming Twitter and Linked in, and Google on its own platform. The battle front will be tablets and smartphones (hardware, operating system, and cloud storage) with interoperability at the application level to keep competition (innovation and price) regulators in the US and Europe happy.

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Thomas Power

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There is no way Facebook Twitter and Linkedin can survive the Google+ locomotive.

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Michael Bond

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But what, ignoring LinkedIn, are they going to call it? FaceTwit? TwitBook? FT has already been taken, so what about TF? Or T&F or F&T (but that could lead to FaT)? Or FaceTwitLink, TwitLinkFace, TFL, FTL (no, used in science fiction for Faster than Light, but then.... hmmm). So many choices

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Garry Pickles

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Skype's position in all of this is important in my eyes and I include this as part of my strategy. Importantly it is Skypes ability to provide direct engagement that makes it a very important tool.

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David Thomas

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there's far too many rouge applications on facebook which is why i deleted my facebook account.

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Mike Morrison

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Thanks for putting these in one place - useful

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Thomas Power

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Derek Watkins

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I don't drink Coke or Pepsi where does a glass of Chardonnay fit in? Derek Watkins http://www.charterage.co.uk derek@charterage.co.uk 01892 288072 07771 716434

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Sangeeta Haindl

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Interesting idea Thomas. Though wish Twitter could be Pepsi...so much better than 7UP! Sangeeta Haindl Serendipity PR & Media Consultancy My Blog Posts on Justmeans.com Twitter @SangeetaHaindl

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Stuart Chalmers

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Personally I like Google because they try to keep things on an even keel and a lot of their stuff is really good but I think they are so big and influential these days that "power corrupts" is an ever present worry. I don't like the idea of having a winner and ending up with a company that has a totally commanding position instead of a competing one but I do think there are enough significant social media platforms out there already so it would be good if they all interact in a near seamless way. They do interact to a certain degree already so I guess you could assume that this is likely to get better. Co-operate as opposed to merge I think is better (no such thing as a merge, there are only take overs). On the data trust front and what companies do with data they hold on us; I think we have already lost our privacy unless you want to cut yourself off from the world or log out, if you like. We know that we cannot trust large organisations of any sort so it is better that they keep each other in check. Best Regards Stuart Chalmers www.iwantrouters.com I Want Stuff Limited t: 0844 893 2151 f: 0844 811 7899 e: contact@iwantrouters.com

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Ziona Etzion

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Google is like Coke and not the one in the bottle!

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Tom Evans

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does this make Ecademy Hog's Back TEA - an acquired taste, locally brewed with universal appeal for 18's and over that has to be served at cellar temperature? btw, any that think battle will lose the war :-) Tom Evans Author of Blocks, Flavours of Thought, & The Art & Science of Light Bulb Moments www.tomevans.co Follow Tom on Twitter

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Eric Sutherland

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Hi Thomas, Karin sums it up well in the diagram and its getting more users in the overlaps, that will make G+. Still see the old way of thinking ! Businesses not using Facebook pages and adverts against the others having to develop something. Social Media Examiner, Techcrunch and Mashable think Facebook has the lead on the others. Don't know who else got the Google Adwords Survey yesterday, but it had some searching questions ! what tools do we need to develop to make Adwords better for your business. Regards Eric Sutherland T/A Trog Associates Ltd View Storefront View 20% of each book Business Networking on ecademy Marketplace Author and Publisher Services Q & A on my Blog Skype Id: eric.sutherland1 Know Me for the knowledge I have in doing Business Process Analysis and Business and Technical Writing Like Me because I am willing to share my knowledge Follow Me so I can help you to be better at using my knowledge

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Daniel Marshall

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I agree Social Network+ Cloud = Opportunities. For all practical purposes Facebook Twitter and Linkedin are connected from a user's view point. You then to join all three.

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Marcin Zientek

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Sounds scary Thomas. I am on Google plus but it is indeed a lonely place at the moment as the pull of facebook, twitter, ecademy is still much stronger for me. Marcin Zientek Independent Financial Adviser Cert PFS, CeMAP Scottsdale Consulting Ltd Tel: 0845 504 6444 Mob: 07929 446 735 Email: m.zientek@sc-ifa.co.uk Follow me on Twitter/LondonAdvisor www.ScottsdaleConsulting.co.uk Independent Financial Advisers UK | Financial Advisor UK| Independent Financial Advisor London

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Joanna Janikowska

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Hello everyone I read with interest all the posts and also believe that social networks have great power as carriers of information. Visionaries predict that their "power" will be even greater when the offer will extend to direct communications in the form of video communications. On this brilliant idea "hit" Bill Starky, who began construction of another giant in the IT market, but started from video tools ... next step is to be (now created) Unified Platform 5.0 and other products (among other things said about TV Broadcasting), through which the company iWowWe has a great chance to become a colossus on steel legs. I think iWowWe is faced with an incredible future. We live in interesting times and I am glad that I participate in these amazing transformations. Joanna Janikowska Nic w naszym zyciu nie zdarza sie przez przypadek, a wszystko co sie dzieje, dzieje sie dla naszego dobra / Nothing in our lives does not happen by accident, and everything that happens, happens for our good.

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Michael Bond

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I knew it! The moment I'm getting used to Faceslap and Twit another generation tech comes along to bump me upgrade. Fortunately, long experience over the decades has taught me the greatest lesson - there's always another one just around the corner - so I haven't invested too much time in this generation's socio-babble tech and I can safely say "Na-Na, Na-Na-Naaaaaa!" to the lot of them. Oooo, I just can wait for the next upgrade! It's Christmas: "Bah-Humbug!" :) Do you want to raise money for a local good cause, a special project, a charity close to your heart? Or just help lift the country out of depression. Share the joke with everyone... Book Of Happiness. Inspired by the Prime Minister David Cameron's Big Idea of the Year* (2011), a Happiness Index to measure happiness in modern Britain. (* subject to U-Turns)

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Seshadri Sundararajan

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Yes, Google is formidable and any products (including Google Juice) would carry a lot of brand value. But the others have not disappeared yet - for whatever reasons. (May be a new clone may not come up but the existing products have found some niche and they keep reinventing themselves. In fact a few products of Google have disappeared unexpectedly). If you really look it, each product serves a different purpose: Facebook is not Linked-In, Linked-In is not twitter and twitter is not Ecademy. Each has a different purpose and the confusions result when one tries to do the good features of the other by itself. Google started the trend. It was - and probably - is 'the best' search engine. It started the mail. It started the cloud office. But there are complaints that Google may not take things seriously and the corporates may find it difficult to go with it. The bottom line: every network can get a part of the pie as long as it does not bite more than it can chew and does not think that the only way out is to remain Number 1. Even in film industry, we are not going to say that only the best director (not that Google is accepted as the best yet) can remain and the others should not even make attempts.

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Gordon Wheaton

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I am impressed Alan, Google being one of your biggest clients and you working at board level. Well done on that. I don't think you need to worry about how long they will reign for. It is my favorite search engine and a lot of other peoples. As a result of this anything further they come up with, such as Google plus will be a success Regards Gordon

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Simon Dixon

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On a slightly different Google+ note. Have you seen Bank of Americas Google+ page. Oh oh! Bank of America has been beaten to the Google+ punch by pranksters who have set up a parody business page for the firm. Last week Google opened its social networking service up to companies who rushed to set up their own Google+ Business Pages. Among the first to take advantage was 'Bank of America' but the tagline on the page - "we took your bailout money and your mortgage rates are going up" - makes clear it is far from official. Alongside the BofA logo, it has a number of unflattering pictures of CEO Brian Moynihan, while the about section says: "We are committed to making as much money as possible from usury, coercion, bribery, insider trading, extortion, and debit card fees as possible." Posts contain satirical swipes relating to the Occupy Wall Street movement and government bailouts, including: "Living under a tarp? I am too. My TARP is much bigger, however, and billions of dollars more expensive." Despite the obvious 'brandjacking', the page is still live, attracting 1050 followers at the time of writing and 638 +1s making it far more popular than what appears to be a genuine, verified BofA page, which has just 40 followers. Simon Dixon CEO BankToTheFuture.com Founder of Benedix Author 'Bank To The Future: Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust' & 'Student To CEO: 97 Ways To Influence Your Way To The Top In Banking & Finance'

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Diana Morgan

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Even though I'm a professional social media marketer, I have to say that I've only scratched the surface of Google+ so far. Now they have launched Business pages, that will definitely change! Like others I don't see a formal merger happening. Regards Diana

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Entrepreneur's Coach Gareth Emberton

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I dont want to sound like a grumpy old man here but quiet frankly I am sick of all these different social networks.... I use a model that thomas talked about some months ago...could even be years.... facebook is for your friends...so god help anyone who tries to make contact on there who is trying to sell me something and isnt a friend! linkedin is where I keep my cv ecademy is where profile is built twitter is where everyone is told about what is going on... Any other invitation to any other social network gets deleted. The way I see it is that they all have distinct functions...so why do we need googles and why would we want the above megered....as suddenly you have to start again building reputation etc....whilst I realise most of the people on most of the social networks are the same so all people will do is just see the same faces again on different networks....I actually dont see this as anything to get excited about....I even see for some of my businesses that social media is a weak marketing strategy....eg construction. I still dont believe that neither the builders of social media websites and the marketeers understand what they have got and whilst I am not supprised that google are building their own social media platform...if I used it...suddenly I would have my business contacts and personal friends on one platform...why would I want that...my business contacts arent personal friends and my personal friends arent business contacts.... All this blog makes me think is that social media has no idea where it is going and could end up weakening itself as a result Its all good fun though and I am sure that out of the ashes of a revolution some sort of structure will emerge as it did in the ninties after the .com bubble went bust.... Best Wishes Gareth

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SHRAWAN AGRAWAL

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Dear Thomas Power, Thanks you for me, THANKS & BEST REGARDS SHRAWAN AGRAWAL MOB.91 22 9322811527 / http://gist.com/scs-mumbai http://www.my-espn.net/mumbai=indshrawan anil.icc@rediffmail.com ind.shrawan@gmail.com

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Ilana Herring

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I completely agree that G+ has got really nice features but facebook seems to still leading the race. Online MBA Programs

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Simon Dixon

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We live in exciting times and I look forward to being a part of it. Simon Dixon CEO BankToTheFuture.com Founder of Benedix Author 'Bank To The Future: Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust' & 'Student To CEO: 97 Ways To Influence Your Way To The Top In Banking & Finance'

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David Simpson

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It's commercial evolution at warp speed! I always remember a standard line when I ran a Financial Services company... " if the banks go bust then we are all in trouble". Surely it's now recognised that nobody is too big to go bust & of course many have. Where are Pan Am, Woolworths, Daewoo, Waterford Wedgewood? They were all massive corporations and market leaders in their day but have all fallen from a great height into bankruptcy and/or obscurity. Some of these online companies WILL fall from grace & will be banished to the annals of history or will change out of all recognition. Not so long ago Yahoo were the world's premier search engine but no longer. The only thing that hasn't changed are the laws of supply and demand which will determine the winners of this commercial war. Currently I believe there's room in the market for Google, MS, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc and although it's a marathon not a sprint it appears that the competitors are running ever faster! However, something has to give & the cracks are only appearing to those ahead of the curve! David Simpson. MCIM, MLIA(Dip) Mainstream Marketing UK Ltd 0845 201 0070 07788 426066 www.msm-uk.co.uk www.twitter.com/MSMUK

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Ian Moncrieff MacMillan

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Just received a link to this TEDX talk in their regular mail-out. Roger McNamee: Six ways to save the internet Not about G+, and given it's six months old, may pre-date it. But I feel it has some relevance in this discussion. Regards, Ian Moncrieff MacMillan M: +44-7973-119-542

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Colin Richards

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Coming from my world one could say that this social networking party is becoming a bit of an "orgy". In my (counselling!) experience although the orgy scenario may seem fun for a short time, longer term it often ends with quite a few leaving the party feeling some what inadequate. Could Google + be the new stud on the block leaving linked in and twitter to be the has been fluffers, or as some say is big not always best. Take Ecademy it may be small in comparison but the quality of relationship of its members (oops no pun intended) is authentic and productive but more importantly its keeps the environment intimate and not to complicated with real people at the helm. Thats the challenge for all these social networks not just Google + since no matter how many plug ins ( oh god not another double entendre!) widgets they have, if the quality of connection does not give its users a sense of real connection with one another and the platform itself then it could just become a very over popluated confusing impersonal and frustrating white elephant - Steve Jobs realised this, he enabled people to have relationship with his products and when they needed more he gave them himself. Colin Richards Psychosensual and Sexual Performance Therapist www.intimacymattersformen.co.uk

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Mick Say

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Hi all There is no question that Google Plus is a sleeping giant and when it wakes its going to be a monster. Already it's opened its eye and is yawning and stretching - The writing was on the wall when they hired Louis.. And that's when the techies sat-up and listened and waited..... We mortals with business in mind need to squeeze every ounce of traffic out of the web and this means tacking and jibing with the new technology and networks as they emerge, we quickly drop the stuff that does not work for us in favor of something that might and Google is dangling a BIG carrot whilst they dominate search and may reward us for our loyalty.. Like Alan Says - Long live Google !! Mick Saywww.onlinemarketingacademy.uk.com We Specialise in Meaningful web 2.0 Website Design and Hosting.We Create Online Marketing Platforms Developed for the Social WebCall me : 0044 7719 061 835 Email: mick@micksay.com

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Danielle de Valera

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Loved your example of Google is Coke, etc. Thomas, so easy for anyone to understand. I'm not convinced that it's 'mankind's desire for the strongest DNA that causes endless rivalry'. Endless rivalry can just as well be caused by greed, ambition and ruthlessness, qualities that don't always produce 'the strongest DNA'. Best,. Danielle de Valera Fiction author/Manuscript assessor http:www.ecademy.com/user/danielledevalera http:www.ecademy.com/blog/danielledevalera http://danielledevalera.wordpress.com/

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David Thomas

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Hello everyone. It isn't very often I comment but maybe some feedback would be welcome. Personally i think Facebook has become very tedious and boring with far to many gimmicks and not very interesting or suitable "apps" for a business, networking. It's OK for sharing photo's I guess, comments and so on. Facebook has tried and are indeed still trying , but it doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. It's trying to be all things to all people and not very successfully. Linkedin is a standalone professional network and i believe should remain so. Twitter is an excellent go between and can work with just about any network, probably in many ways better than Facebook. Twitter is perhaps the missing "linkedin" David.

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Shelby Craft

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Good point. Now the fun begins.

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Henry Lu

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Besides google geek army, YouTube is very powerful..

I was stunned with YouTube can upload my 300MB MPEG2 source video. Guess only Google got that kind of resources to do so. Wait until you see they implement YouTube into Google+ with social components, that will be an amazing powerful social site for Google+

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Marius Wlassak

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Many thanks Thomas for this excellent review and exciting final of your article. Marius Thanks for Your visit and interest. We will contact You as soon as possible, if needed. Marius Wlassak mwtagency@gmail.com EcademyClub - Germany

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Henry Lu

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Thomas, Thanks for great inside seeing into what's going to happen in the future. I had learn a lot from you. This time again I need to spend some time to check into Google+. I did Google health, but project got removed due to Larry Page, founder and new CEO listen to Steve Jobs advice and consolidate many project into fewer ones. Learned their authentication but not getting into it too much due to not being able to find a good business model with Google+. We will see what happen and I hope Google+ business will opening up for developers like us.

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Charles Whitlock

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I like the way you presented this.... Makes sense and has clarity! http://www.youtube.com/user/ilgworldvisionteam

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Ian Moncrieff MacMillan

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I sense an unease with the Google Empire, collecting so much data from the internet, from people's search patterns, from looking at their email (well, the ones that go across gmail), their private documents (on Google Docs), their appointments (Google calendar), where they travel (Google Map direction requests), and now their connections and circles of influence. The functionality may be great, and we are becoming more open all the time, but I sense a growing unease about the level of trust people are giving to Google without any real or explicit dialogue, or any mutual understanding or agreement with Google. Who knows, they may be giving others access to this private data, or even selling some of it. Keeping things separate (such as my CV/job listing on LinkedIn separate from my personal email or my search habits on Google) may well last longer than expected. A little mistake or unexpected reveal may even create a backlash against Google. Regards, Ian Moncrieff MacMillan M: +44-7973-119-542

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Lucas Wyrsch

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Dear Thomas, Thank you so much for your great blog and for sharing! Google's strength is its PageRank, a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page and used by the Google Internet search engine, that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is referred to as the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E). The name "PageRank" is a trademark of Google, and the PageRank process has been patented U.S. Patent 6,285,999. However, the patent is assigned to Stanford University and not to Google. Google has exclusive license rights on the patent from Stanford University. The university received 1.8 million shares of Google in exchange for use of the patent; the shares were sold in 2005 for $336 million. Google has clearly and incontestably the lead in search. It also is a leading provider of clean tech through Google.org where it even promotes geothermal energy as well as solar and wind, by the way! Google has the ability to enter into social media, not only because Google owns YouTube and Orkut and manage them successfully but also because with Buzz and Wave, Google tested several important social media features that it can implement now into Google Plus. Before Google rolled out its equivalence to Facebook Pages, it was criticized as having no option for corporate customers. With Google Plus Pages this problem now seems to be resolved! Google has now the green light to speed up its reach far above the potential of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, I think! But still, only time will tell! Have fun and take care! Best - Lucas Join The Swiss Business Club - Join the GuanXi Game Club - Join the Risk Consulting Club - And Join Doing Business Virtually!

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Thomas Power

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Cometh the moment cometh the monster. The stealth monster.

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Jeremy Harbour

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has to be twitface www.jeremyharbour.com

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Sam Borrett

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Thomas, can you translate @ Once the API releases in 2012 every community site will be able to put their spin on Google+Ecademy. PLEASE. SAM Performance Coach for Businesses and Companies Personal and Corporate Mentor Social Media M: ++61 (0)410 473 068 Mentoring4Change Life Constellations Wordpress SamBorrett Facebook Fan Page

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Trevor Derricott-Rose

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A meger eh! what about calling it 'U-fat-twitface'

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Ian Kaye

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Thomas, No mention of Groupon. 140+mn sign-ups, just floated 5% valued at around $20bn. Personally I think its a crazy valuation. If they get their model right (I would be exploring turning it more into an Amazon type deal or at least as well as) they could remain one of the big players. With the current financials, if they have to become cash positive they will start to shrink. Whether they shrink like MySpace and Bebo remains to be seen. Regards Ian Ian Kaye Achieve your business and personal goals in Mastermind Groups

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Massimo Luciani

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I can't see that happening and with the great difference between those media a merge might be less than the sum of their parts. I mean, Facebook is still perceived as the social network for fun while LinkedIn is a business social network so in a merge there's the risk that they might lose their identity. Twitter might be simply swallowed in the merge. Open Source resources and games My blog about technologies, sports, books and other stuff

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Nic Oliver

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There are two dark horses in all of this. the first is Siri - even Google has admitted that if Apple gets its act together with Siri, that could be Jobs' final revenge. It will change the face of searching forever. For now, Apple are saying that Siri will only be available for the iPhone 4s. However, news has emerged that someone has already jail-broken it for the 3GS and I think Apple would be crazy to not make it available for the iPad. The other dark horse? Ecademy itself - if LinkedIn were ever to merge with Facebook, which I doubt - a lot of business people will be looking for a home, knee jerk reaction against Facebook. In any case, it wouldn't take much for Ecademy to be an effective combination of Facebook and LinkedIn. Just my 2 cents worth! Kind Regards Nic Connect - Engage - Share www.nic-oliver.com email twitter linkedin

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Michael Heaney

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Andrew Field

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Thomas... Google Plus has not wooed me as a user, yet... My habitual networking activity is Facebook, Twitter, Ecademy, Linked In, Google Plus... Facebook comes first because that is where I have most of my 'physical' friends, Twitter only because it is a good medium to disseminate and pick up the occasional useful snippet (emphasis on occasional), Ecademy because it is the BEST... yes, you got that correctly, and then Link In, which has basically served as a place to lodge my details for the world to see... it is a bore. Google Plus will catch up if my physical friends swing to it, if it becomes a prime source of good information... and if it starts appearing on Apps like Flip Board (for iPad users)... It does not provide space for what I have placed at Linked In, although I haven't really explored that well. It will not match Ecademy's open blogging environment... simply because it is still only allowing your posts to be seen by 'friends' ... rather than the whole world having access, like blog material on Ecademy... Give it a few years.... Andrew trades at Empire Avenue - come trade with me there! He also blogs at South of the Africa Equator. Of course Andrew does Twitter a bit - Follow @zimbandrew and LinkedIn: Andrew Field and I am trying Google+ too - please feel free to link up. Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Alan Stevens

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Thomas, A fanciful idea, which I don't believe for a second will happen. However, I'm delighted to see your faith in Google, since they are one of my biggest clients. Long may they reign. Best wishes Alan Alan Stevens, Past President, Global Speakers Federation, 2010-2011 Communication, PR and Reputation Management Author of Ping! Presenter of Media Coach Radio Show Follow me on Twitter

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