Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How Do You Feel About Google Slowly Taking Over the World?

That headline may be a bit of an exaggeration, but Google has a lot to be proud of after releasing some impressive statistics and earnings this past Thursday.
For the first time ever, Google came extremely close to hitting a major milestone, achieving almost $10 billion over the past quarter. The search engine giant reported $9.72 billion in quarterly revenues--a 33% increase over the same quarter in 2010.
Since launching their new social network by invite only early in July and only recently opening it up to the public in late September, Google CEO Larry Page stated in a press release that Google+ has been able to attract over 40 million users in just a few short months.
Social platforms and tech blogs are still buzzing with the news. After several social network blunders like Google Wave and even Google Buzz, I think it's safe to say that the third time's a charm is quite true in this case.
People are flocking to join Google+ faster than you can imagine. Some people have posted profile pictures to their Facebook profiles stating that they've permanently "moved" to Google+.
With talk of the new Facebook Timeline profile rumored to being going mainstream on Facebook very soon, it's interesting to see each Google+ and Facebook take a swing at each other to reach top social network status.
Personally, I'm still a fan of Facebook, mostly because my whole social graph is established there. I've upgraded to the developer release of the Timeline profile as soon as it was announced by Zuckerberg and have been very happy with it. I'm on Google+ too, but I don't spend nearly as much time there as I do on Facebook.
So, how about you? Google+ or Facebook and why?