Google may still be considering a dive into the music realm, but they
aren't considering going head to head with Twitter
rumors. Google has shown in the past that they aren't scared to battle
with the best. Google TV challenged the entire DVR
model, and Android
has obviously done well against iOS. And some were suggesting that
Google Circles would be coming soon to get the company into the social
networking game, which is hotter than ever these days.
emerged at the South by Southwest conference in Texas. Google’s Chris
Messina, who was rumored as being one of the frontrunners to lead up
Circles, confirmed that he didn't know what any of the rumors were
about, essentially putting to rest any real hope that Google would be
entering the social networking world. In fact, it was straight-out
confirmed that Google had no interest in launching a social network: not
today, not next year.
It's likely that Google will continue to integrate social networking
into their products, and things like Latitude already keep tabs on what
you're up to or where you're at so long as you opt-in. But at this
point, attempting to rival Facebook just feels like a waste of energy,
even if you're as mighty as Google.