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5 Facebook Rivals Hot On Its Heels

As Facebook tackles big challenges, its competitors are increasingly drawing new users and increased participation. Take a look at who's nipping at the heels of Facebook's success.
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Google's social network, Google+, had 170 million users as of May of this year, according to One of the Google+'s early differentiators was its Circles capability, where users could group contacts in categories, thereby logically separating their business and personal interactions. Facebook has increased its ability in this area, but, as with many things Facebook, it can be complicated to do so. Google's Hangouts feature has also been a big draw, as has the clean (i.e., uncluttered by ads) interface and integration with Google's overall platform.

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Leo Regulus
Leo Regulus,
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7/27/2012 | 5:42:09 PM
re: 5 Facebook Rivals Hot On Its Heels
See my comments in previous article:
"The format of this article discriminates against ADD / Dyslectic and persons with short attention spans."
Please, folks, we need all the help that we can get.
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