What would happen if Google released some new spankin social networking thingamajigger?
“OMG IT’S GOOGELLL!!!11! and I’m already using gmail 24/7 and using gtalk 24/7 because my browser window with gmail open is the center of my universe, so this is even BETTER WHOO.”
Everyone switches over. FB becomes a ghost town.
-It’d be interesting to see what Google comes out with. New toy to play with.
-Now there’s a new “cool thing”. Ugh.
-FB becomes another “uncool thing”. Ugh.
-Issue of how to cross-correlate and crosspost and maintain things; transferring picture data; etc.
New product fails to reach mainstream, like google wave or buzz.
-Life continues as normal. No madness. No drama. No stupidity.
-In the best case, creates a neat and new niche community.
-Might still cause drama if it makes a big enough splash.
People adapt both; much as people have adapted both FB and Twitter?
-A new toy to play with, and one more site to add to my web presence!
-How to cross-post and maintain and sync everything.
-Amount of time people spend doing stupid things on social networks (which are not inherently stupid) increases.
Erg…it’s like a no win situation! But the status quo isn’t a winning situation either. The best you can hope for from my point is not to lose. I guess that’s certainly possible.