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J.C. Kendall is the CEO of the Tekpersona Corporation. 22 years as a Corporate Executive, Manager, Developer, Trainer & Marketer of Technology Solutions, and Technology Marketing & Sales. Application Developer, specializing in Microsoft & Google products and services. Direct & Current Experience in Social Media, SEO, and Distributed Services. Professional Coaching - Corporate Network\Data Security, Business and Web Analytics and Corporate Branding\Marketing\Outreach. Voted one the Best Google+ Users in 2011 by the Google+ User Community. My company's mission is the Optimization of Businesses. We teach Organizations how to make the most of Social Media, their Web Presence and Search Engine Optimization. We teach Businesses how to maximize their marketing, and develop strong and memorable brands. Specialties Corporate Branding, Social Media, Data Security, Software Development, Web Development, Online Marketing, Reputation Management, Media Training Services.
I would strongly encourage you to investigate Google+ for yourself before making such sweeping comments. You are incorrect in too many ways to account for, but I thank you for your comments!
If you look at what it will take for Facebook to remain an independent entity in the future, instead of a division of Apple or Microsoft, they are already challenged in that regard. If vendors move away from Facebook in numbers (which is already happening) there will come a point where they will need to make a change if only to continue to retain key employees.
I am not in the habit of making bold (not opportunistic or unrealistic) headlines, unless I believe them. Google+ represents the most serious threat to Facebook that they have experienced to date, and if today's article from HuffPo has the slightest bit of truth to it, then their future is worse than I describe.
I dont have to post this twice, right?
Thanks for your comments!
Okayyyyyy...... Thank you for your comments!
Thanks, Troy. I might surprise you in agreeing with you that the article leaned towards Google+. I tried to point out early on in the piece that Edge Rank was only what appears to be one of many attempts by Facebook to make money from users after claiming they never would.
The article is actually a followup to my last one, about the effectiveness of Facebook advertising. I am an advocate for business, and the reason for my leanings is that Edge Rank (in my opinion) holds businesses hostage for the very followers they attracted.
George Takei was never told that the people who friended him, were going to be filtered unless he paid for the priveledge of communicating with him. While he can likely afford to pay, he chose not to and came over to Google+ instead. I believe that the same will likely be the case for many businesses and individuals with large followings.
Google Communities are not perfect, but they are certainly a better option (for SMBs especially) than paying. I really appreciate your comments, and my next article? Its about Branding. Look for it tomorrow.
Thank you, Paul.
When you are on Google+, look me up! I have created a Google+ community specifically for Individuals and Businesses looking for information on migrating, and establishing their business presence on Google+
See ya there!
Thank you so much!