Google reveals social network to challenge Facebook

New York - Google Tuesday unveiled its new social networking service to take on Facebook. The Internet search engine introduced Google+ social net for what it called 'real life sharing.

' To be available first by invitation only, Google said its social network will assemble the most basic human needs to connect with others. Aiming to take gain of flaws in networking on Facebook, Google said, 'Today, the connections between people ever more happen online.

Google vs Facebook

Yet the detail and substance of real world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools. In this basic, individual way, online sharing is awkward.

Even broken. And we aim to fix it.'' It would offer options of networking, counting 'Circles' interface for adding friends and distribution 'what matters, with the people who matter most' and 'Hangouts' border for group video chat.

'The presentation of Google+ will test whether Google can beat its past flops in social networking, like Buzz and Orkut, and deal with one of the most pressing challenges facing the company,'' said the New York Times.

'In May, 180 million people visited Google sites, as well as YouTube, versus 157.2 million on Facebook, according to comScore.

But Facebook users looked at 103 billion pages and spent an average of 375 minutes on the site, while Google users viewed 46.3 billion pages and spent 231 minutes.

'Advertisers pay close attention to those numbers, and to the fact that people more and more turn to Facebook and other social sites like Twitter to ask questions they used to ask

Google, like a suggestion for a restaurant or doctor, because they want more personalized answers,'' the New York Times said.

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