Over the past 10 years or so, the big move on the internet has been the ability to connect people on a social network. As many of you may remember, and even still use, MySpace was the big craze a couple of years ago, and started the big trend of people being able to have their “own page” and also be able to send messages, leave comments, etc. on their new or old friend’s walls.
For a couple of years, MySpace saw great success and was the slowly becoming a reason for people to be on the computer. A college web developer had been influenced to make the same kind of network, but for college students. This idea spawned what we know today as Facebook.
Facebook saw great success because it was offering what MySpace could not. It was selective and you could only originally be associated with it if you were in college. It didn’t have your 12 year old neighbor posting his crush about you on your page, and it was cleaner, and more comfortable to look at. This is where the social network battle began.
Facebook started coming up strong though the ranks due to exclusivity, and it had actually become a well funded company. This allowed more developers to be on project and cause the sensation to start expanding. Facebook was slowly but surely taking over MySpace.
Today, Facebook does have the advantage even though MySpace still puts up it’s fight, but what many don’t know… is who else is joining the battle. We all use the name, and use it at least a dozen times a day, but the search engine king, Google, has released and has been growing their social network, Google+, for quite some time now. With the already existing support of the Facebook and MySpace founders, Google+ seems to be the wave of the future and the next big step in the world of social networks. I recommend putting your name in for it and start moving everything over to Google+.