Google Me vs. Facebook: Coming this Fall to a Social Network Near You

September 16th, 2010 by Sara Soriano

The rumors are true.  Google wants to challenge Facebook.

You may have heard over the past few months from news sources and blogs (like this one which I’m sure you guys all read all the time) that Google was looking to add a social networking aspect to its plethora of internet magic.  Well, it appears it has arrived.

On Tuesday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed that the project would debut this fall and referred to it as “adding a social layer” to the already existing Google products, which I think is their best bet at competing with Facebook’s 500 million users.  As we mentioned in our previous blog, plans for Google Me began coming forward after their failed attempt to win Facebook over old school style (with lots and lots of money).  Now it looks like Google is playing friendly with another social networking site.  They are hoping for this to be a Twitter friendly product, as the company has developed a couple new tools.

And speaking of Twitter, Google is not the only company with big plans for their social networking options.  Twitter is hoping to integrate other popular media sharing options, such as photo and video, with a side by side viewing option rather than spilling bit.ly links all over Twitter and sending you across the internet.

So here’s to the race to the top of the social networking ladder.  May the best company win.