As we discussed a while back, Google is thought to be preparing its own social network, called “Google Me” by some. Smarterware recently published a slideshow from a senior researcher at Google, that might give us a glimpse at what to expect from Google Me.
The slideshow discusses how Facebook lumps all of your friends together, even though we really we have different types of friends. You might have family members, college friends, and work colleagues in your social network, but you might want your social network experience with each of them to be different. For example, those wild college photos might be great to share with your college friends, but not so great to share with your family or some of your coworkers.
Facebook does offer lists, but they’re meaningless when it comes time to post updates. You can choose only between publicizing updates to everyone, friends, friends of friends, or specific people.
Would a service that gives you finite control over different types of friends compel you to try it out? Or do you envision something like that being much too complicated?
What to Expect From “Google Me” [Smarterware]