Totally agree that for the foreseeable future they will coexist, though their target use for most of us will get further away from each other. ie. Facebook for personal and G+ for professional... I think that raises an obvious question though; will LinkedIn Group users flock to G+ Communities? I'd reckon there's a good chance of that.
There have been several articles on the topics of Facebook vs. Google+ and which one will dominate, but I wanted to get the thoughts from the Inbound.org community. Do you think Google+ will ever be the dominate social platform that Facebook currently is, or do you think Facebook is so powerful that they and Google+ will coexist as two powerful social platforms?
I was a HUGE Facebook guy but the Google Authorship is what made me not use Facebook as much. That being said, to us marketers Google+ makes complete sense. However, to others there is no point in leaving Facebook so I'm going to say they will coexist.
I'm with Georgiana. Google+'s attractiveness to professionals means its more of a threat to LinkedIn than it is to Facebook, especially with the introduction of Communities.
Originally I would say they would coexist but with so many brands leaving Facebook, so will the people.
Facebook won't go down as fast as MySpace went down, but give them 4-5 more years and they will be done.
I connect pretty heavily with my friends/family on Facebook and I don't see those personal relationships moving to Google+ unless their entire business side collapses so hard they shut down personal usage.
Great point Mark. Google communities really has taken Google+ to a new level. I also like what Hyrum said, to anyone that knows technology and truly knows what is better, Google+ makes sense. However, to the rest of the world they see no point in moving over. The only way I see Facebook leaving is if they continue to screw over their users like they are starting to do.
I don't think Google+ and Facebook are mutually dependent on each other for anything. I feel like G+ was created as a first step for Google to humanize the web by having a channel for people to identify themselves and the actions they take online.Also, people behave completely different on G+, FB, and Twitter. For now, I prefer the way people behave on G+ compared to FB. In fact, I haven't engaged on FB since July. So yeah, I think they can coexist as long as they both serve a couple specific purposes that are inline with the way people behave.
I agree with David that Google+ and Facebook are not mutually dependent on each other. I think G+ has been a slow burner that is gradually picking up pace; especially with the value of authorship. I also use G+, Facebook and Twitter very differently, so i don't think it's about one or the other.
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