Google Preparing for a Social Media Takeover?
July 28, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Google is establishing connection in gaming companies in order to create a broad social networking website to compete with current giant Facebook.
So far, nothing is written in stone. The stage seems to be at a development level, with several industries being contacted to see who will gain the final contract. So far, EA, Playfish, Playdom and Zynga Game Network have all been in talks with Google, which shows that the company is serious.
The platform would mainly be for gaming, it is reported. But the social aspect would take center stage, giving those using the service the chance to connect more fully with those they are playing against.
Anyone who has been following Google’s projects will be unsurprised by this development. If there are three things Google seems to love, they are creating more sociability for users, reducing anonymity on the web, and making money. These three would be easily utilized with a social networking game site.
Not to mention, now that they have announced a collaboration with Yahoo Japan, they are setting themselves up for a definite monopoly in the online world, working for more search power, social power, and (if some of the scandals are any indication) information power.
Anyone else think we should just start calling the web the G-Network from now on?