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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Becomes Most Popular On Google+
09 July 2011
Who is the most popular person on Google+? Any suggestions? Ashton Kutcher? Lady Gaga?
No, basically this title is taken by the founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, at present, in Google+ service that was meant to challenge.
Until Tuesday evening, the service indicates Zuckerberg has about 35,000 followers, which is higher than anyone else in a Google+ survey with Social Statistics. His fan followers are much more than even Larry Page, one of the founders and newly appointed CEO of Google, who has only 24,000 people following him.
As we all know, Google+ has not even completed a week of launch and is still not yet widely available to the public. Also the service, that allows people to share images, links, status updates and video chats with lots of friends, is already in high demand among early adopters who are keen to play with its features. Among this includes Mark Zuckerberg who evidently signed up to keep tabs on his new rivalry.
Both Facebook and Google did not approved whether Zuckerberg's profile was real. However his account is linked with those of several Facebook representatives who are also on Google+, including Bret Taylor, the chief technology officer, and Sam Lessin, a product manager, recommending that it is authentic. Zuckerberg has not yet posted anything which can be viewed by public. But his profile page description says, "I make things."
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, The Next Web technology blog founder and Social Statistics service developer, said "It makes sense that he wants to check it out. Everyone wants to keep an eye on the competition."
Zuckerberg's step of visiting the rivalries area can be an indicator that the social networking wars are reaching new ground. Many large companies, including Google, Apple and Microsoft, are eager to gain access to potentially lucrative mining social data and other information that people share on these services. Facebook has, for long, enjoyed the benefits of having access to such data, which helps target ads more precisely.
An analyst at Gartner Research, Ray Valdes, added that "The battle for the future of the Web lies in the social experience."