Google attracts support for Facebook rival, ‘GoogleMe’

Google attracts support for Facebook rival, ‘GoogleMe’ Search giant, Google is reportedly working on a social networking service of its own to compete with the established players like Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

The company has started attracting a number of online gaming vendors to to include their offering in the new service. Google is reportedly in discussions with Playdom Inc., Electronic Arts Inc.'s Playfish and Zynga Game Network Inc. Google has not revealed as to when the new service will be launched.

A Google official, Paul Adams earlier offered a preview to the upcoming ‘Google Me’ service. Mr. Adams released a 216-page document that analyses human interaction ways when they interact online and also focuses on social networks online and offline. Paul openly draws examples from competitors like Facebook and Twitter where a child can come across an inappropriate image on Facebook.

The release talked about the direction in which Google social networking will head in the future. Analysts expect Google to simply re-brand its Orkut networking site and put in extra features like Google Friend Connect, Mail, Voice, Buzz, Wave, Picasa, Latitude or Youtube to make a social networking site of choice.

This is not the first time the company is experimenting with the social networking service. The company has tried its luck with services like Buzz, Orkut, and Dodgeball which saw only limited or no success at all. The only substantial success it has seen is in Youtube but it can be pointed out that the video sharing site was not developed but purchased by Google.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has indicated that the service will not be similar to that offered by Facebook and other sites available today. Gopogle might be woking on its own way of social networking and it is to be seen how well it is received by the internet users who appeared to be concerned over issues like online privacy.

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