Mark Zuckerberg on Google Plus:
Google has announced its social networking platform – GOOGLE+ which is a fusion of services we already use but better.
It is set to rival Mark Zuckerberg‘s Facebook. With the failure of Google Wave and Google Buzz can Google+ really be termed as the Facebook killer? But if the demo is anything to go by, should Mark Zuckerberg and Co be worried?
When GOOGLE+ was unveiled; Facebook’s CEO Mr. Mark Zuckerberg was one of the first to create a GOOGLE+ account. And believe it or not, he now already have around 184,000+ followers.
That’s more than 90,000 followers than Google’s CEO Larry page, who now just have 94,000+ followers, as of this writing, making Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the most popular user of GOOGLE+.
Why did Mark Zuckerberg wanted to test the Google+ interface?
But recently Mark Zuckerberg disappeared from the list after changing his privacy settings to stop showing his friends and followers.
Is he not fond of all the publicity that was surrounding his Google+ profile? Does he want respect of his own privacy, while Facebook remains a very public and open social network?
Some people really choose anonymity and made their friends and followers also private wanting a bit of privacy is not that vain, what more if you’re a no. 1 in the industry.
Vic Gundotra, a lead on the Google+ project, has recently announced to Google’s current focus on improving privacy on the platform.
Users will be able to keep their gender as anonymous which may make some users more comfortable about joining a social network, without worrying about getting too many random messages.
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, creator of SocialStatistics.com and is a co-founder of The Next Web, says that Matt Cutts, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Vic Gundotra and Marissa Mayer all changed their profiles overnight and consequently dropped out of the top 100. See Mark Zuckerberg is not the only one.
Is it the trend? Or just trying the new anonymity feature of Google+? Privacy..anyone?