It is no secret that Google has been planning a social network of its own for quite sometime now, but now The Chief Executive Officer of Google Eric Schmidt is talking more openly about it. The details about the project are virtually nonexistent but that hasn’t stopped some people from going as far as calling it a potential Facebook killer.
What do we know right now? It could be called Google Me, appear as early as the end of this year, and Google is hoping Facebook well aid in its own destruction.
At the Google Zeitgeist conference this week in Arizon, Schmidt himself very casuallyproposed the following scenario: “The best thing that would happen is for Facebook to open up its data,” adding that even if the social network didn’t do that for Google, the company had other plans in place.
Opening up that contact list means that you’d be able to easily see if any of your Facebook friends are also using Google Me and quickly connect.
And what are the chances of that????? Hmmm…. Pretty slim.
As our friends at Maximum PC points out, though you can easily publish your Twitter status updates on Facebook but Facebook was quick to bar Twitter from using your friends list to allow you find who is also using Twitter. It’s worth noting that Facebook has allowed game developer named Blizzard to sync up friends in its latest game, Star Craft 2.
We still have to wait and see exactly what shape Google Me will take, though it’s expected to span — and perhaps even tie together — several Google services, much like Google Buzz.