As an intern at an LA Public Relations firm, I know that social media plays a major role in communicating with the public. Knowing that social media is so important, publicists are bound to find out what the latest and greatest site will be.
Well congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg, on being the most popular user on the newest social media site, Google+. He had originally created a profile to keep his eye on the website and as of Wednesday he had 45,000 people following him. AOL Business reported that Zuckerberg has more followers than Google founder Larry Page and other Google executives.
What is this Google+ you may ask? The new social media site is the newest and could potentially be the biggest competitor of Facebook yet. Google+ allows users to share photos, links, status, and video chat with others while separating different people they know into separate circles like family and friends.
Although the site isn’t completely available to the public yet, invitations to join the network are only being sent to big named techies, bloggers and journalists as of right now.
Although there is a lot of buzz about Google+ taking the lead, Facebook doesn’t seem too concerned about it. Facebook spokesman, Jonny Thaw said, “We’re in the early days of making the Web more social, and there are opportunities for innovation everywhere.”
I look forward to seeing if Google+ will give Facebook a run for its money when it’s completely available to the public.