By Stephen Liu, EO Los Angeles member and CEO/Chief Social Capitalist of Privy, Inc.
With the recent launch of Google+ (G+), there seems to be a lot of conversations about the following:
- “What does Mark Zuckerburg (or Facebook) think?”
- “Is Google+ better than Facebook?”
- “Should you now sell your Facebook shares at $100M?”
These are probably the wrong questions to ask. G+ is not a “Facebook killer.” While I acknowledge that Google certainly sees Facebook as one of its top opponents, I would submit that G+ Circles and +1 is more of a flank attack on Facebook’s “unsorted” social graph and “like” system that will be played out over the next several years. Facebook still has an almost unassailable position in two areas: photos and games. Furthermore, Facebook has grown and thrived outside the purview of Google’s search.