Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

Summary: Of course we can't be sure this is the case until Google Me actually launches, but it appears that Facebook may have released a feature that might take the wind out of Google's sails before their offering ever becomes public.One theory about what Google Me would actually look like involved making sure your social network is segregated.

SHARE:

Of course we can't be sure this is the case until Google Me actually launches, but it appears that Facebook may have released a feature that might take the wind out of Google's sails before their offering ever becomes public.

One theory about what Google Me would actually look like involved making sure your social network is segregated. Your church friends probably don't want to see pictures of you at a wild party you ended up at one night -- you have different types of friends, but only one social network. A UX Researcher at Google posted an article that explains some problems with current social networks.

Facebook just released a feature that solves this problem -- you can make sure all your groups of friends remain separate. I wonder if this is the feature Facebook has been working so hard to pull off before Google launches their own social network?

Topics: Google, Social Enterprise

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

6 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • RE: Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

    Google's just wagging the Facebook dog, here. Google wants Facebook to head down this path so that, ultimately, when Google is ready to release their product, people will already be trained.

    You'll notice that Facebook also has an export feature, to export all of your information. Expect Google to also release an "import" feature to take advantage of this.
    BIGELLOW
    • RE: Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

      @BIGELLOW thank you very much <a href="http://www.uggsdiscounts.org/ugg-boots-classic-mini-c-10.html">UGG boots classic mini</a> <a href="http://www.uggsdiscounts.org/ugg-boots-classic-short-c-9.html">UGG boots classic short</a> <a href="http://www.uggsdiscounts.org/ugg-boots-classic-tall-c-7.html">UGG boots classic tall</a>
      3shao
  • RE: Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

    This feature is very important and lack of it thats why I stop using Facebook. People got in trouble situation because of this.

    You have many types of social circles i.e. Family, Friends, Church, business contact and many other. Many times you want to keep information separate from each of these groups.

    I am sure you can think of many of such situations. You can see it otherway also you have a single facebook account and everybody wants to join it, how you can say to a business contact that its really only for family without offending him/her.
    kb.kanore@...
    • RE: Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

      nvmd
      -Hinano-
  • RE: Facebook preempts Google Me feature?

    That's why you make lists; Family, co-workers, party people and so on and so forth. Then when posting something, right next to "submit", one can edit who will and won't be able to see said post.
    RS1819
  • good idea about facebook

    A good post. Do you know tattoo? It is quite amazing. We supply kinds of tattoo kits, tattoo machines, tattoo needles, tattoo ink and so on. Please buy<a href="http://www.dealingway.com/Wholesale-4-machines-tattoo-kits_c267">cheap tattoo kits</a>at wholesale price from us.O2YYO
    gavin.chan