Do we need another social networking site?

How connected do we really need to be these days? Facebook is ubiquitous in virtually everyone’s lives anymore, as is Twitter, and (in the professional world, anyway) LinkedIn. Now we have Google+… well, those who’ve managed to score an invite to the limited field trial do, anyway. Reportedly, the invite system was shut down due to excessive demand.

But it begs the question… do we really need this? Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for seeing Facebook get dethroned. Facebook has suffered from usability issues, privacy issues, and the unholy blight that is Farmville for far too long. On the other hand, Google has already tried it’s hand at the whole social network thing and it kind of blew up in their faces (I refer, of course, to the short-lived Google Buzz). Is this going to be the next big thing? Are people really going to migrate to Google+ in droves and send Facebook down the same hole as MySpace?

I supposed if anyone has a shot at pulling it off, it’s probably Google. I just hope it’s Android app is better than Facebook’s. 🙂

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