When Google launched its Facebook competitor, Google+, at the end of June, many predicted the imminent demise of Facebook, especially those critical of its privacy settings. Google+ allows users to share information with targeted circles of friends and has a “hangout” feature. Instead of directly asking a friend to join a group chat, users can “start a hangout,” which instantly puts them in a video chat room. A message then goes out to their social circles that their friend is “hanging out.”
Google+ has attracted an estimated 25 million users since its debut, but Facebook, with 750 million active users, remains dominant. This week’s “YouSpeak” asks students which social networking site they prefer.
“YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.
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