Saturday, July 10, 2010

Google's Long History of Social Media Attempts [INFOGRAPHIC] [Mashable]

Check the full post for a handy historical summary

Google(Google) is supposedly getting into the market with Google Me, a not-yet-launched, oft-rumored social network that will directly compete with Facebook(Facebook). Nothing is for certain yet, but more and more sources are saying Google Me does exist, and that could mean good things for all of us. If anyone were to take on Facebook, Google has the engineering talent, deep pockets, and customer loyalty required to give it a fair shot.

Still, Google hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to social media attempts. Rather than a boring old list of past efforts, we decided put together a graphical timeline with text by our very own Stephanie Marcus and graphics by Shane Snow. Let us know what you think of Google Me (if it exists) and if anyone can actually topple Facebook.

Google's Long History of Social Media Attempts [INFOGRAPHIC]

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