Facebook...The New MySpace?

Does anyone else hear those footsteps?  The time is at hand for Google to step into the social networking game.  

Google+ was recently launched and by this weekend there could be 20 million users  (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388371,00.asp).  By comparison, it took Facebook about 3 years to reach that amount, according to Facebook  (http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?timeline). 

Google is a powerhouse.  When a company with numbers like these (see below) and a track record to back it up wants their social networking site to be taken seriously, competitors would be wise to take notice. 

Here are the numbers that Google puts up according to the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/state-economy-557/topics/google-vs-facebook-google-has ):

·    Google is ranked #1 in the world according to all traffic rankings. The site has been online for at least thirteen years.
·    Google market cap is $167.90 billion.
·    Google revenue for 2008 was 21,796 Million, for 2009 23,651 million, 2010     29,321 and Q1 2001 was 8,575.
·    Google has 25,000 employees.
·    Google hiring rose more than 4,500 full-timers in 2010, Google is adding more than 6,200 new workers in 2011 this will be the biggest hiring year in company history.
The last stat line is the one that jumps out at me. I don’t think it is a coincidence that they launched this new site and they are hiring so many new employees.  Furthermore, I think that number is indicative of the commitment and the dedication that Google is putting toward making this work.

Businesses and professionals can sign up on the site for $49.00 per year, considerably less than many other websites that offer far less.  Visit http://www.whocanihire.com/about for details.

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