Poor Google. Even on their Facebook killer they can’t escape the dominant social network’s shadow. Google+, the so far, so good attempt from Google to chip away at Facebook’s chokehold on the social networking space, got a pretty warm welcome from Silicon Valley. The worst review we read was that while Google+ is good and just like Facebook in the areas that count, it’s not better than Facebook so beyond the tech set most users probably won’t make the switch. Guess who decided to see if Google+ is doing anything better than Facebook though… that’s right, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg! And now he’s the most followed person on Google+, ahead of Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page.
The man who took a college social network from pokes and sheep to a 500 million member, billion dollar behemoth lands the cover of Time’s person of the year.
Does he deserve the title?
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