For my research paper I would like to look at Google’s newest addition, Google+. Google+ is a social networking site that was recently released by the worlds number one search engine. It just finished the testing phase where one would have to be invited by current users, to being available for everyone. What I hope to achieve in doing this research is to: accurately understand the capabilities of this new social networking site, if its will overthrow facebook as the #1 social network, and how google+ and googlecloud may revolutionize the way we communicate within the world.
To fully understand the research, a proper background on the rise of Google will be important. While there were search engines before them, no one was able to return the accuracy of hits like Google does. I also want to examine the uniqueness of their corporation. While I hope this part of my exploration will not detract to far from the media side of the paper, I believe this is how they became such a dynamic company and decided to take on facebook with their own networking site. I will create a google+ account in order to understand the features of the site as well as the pros and cons against facebook. People are in information overload and do not have time for two separate networking sites. One company will win while the other will become next myspace. Google is also releasing their cloud computing system in the spring. This is not the first cloud released but with all the features of google and now the addition of google+ it will be really interesting to see how far this company will be able to grow. While I may not be able to give definite answers, I hope with this paper creates a clearer picture of the social networking world in the next year.