Recent reports from newspapers such as The Telegraph and other major websites is that Facebook is now challenging Google for the throne to Internet domination.
Facebook as we know is a social networking website which we use to network with people who we might meet on a regular basis, other people may also be on our friend list because we interact with them online. Google with it’s search engine is still seen to be the major online corporation which dominates the industry it operates in, mobiles phones is another successful direction it is heading towards. We can’t cut out Facebook either as it is also considering the possibility of having its own phone in the mobile market, Facebook has already been integrated with the INQ Cloud Touch but it is not the official phone that Facebook personally released.
The new race for internet domination is between Google and Facebook who are both attempting to negotiate some kind of deal with Twitter. If Google has total access to Twitter’s data then it can make real-time information an integrated part of its organisation and be able to offer more than just an add-on, Google who are a giant search engine have been indexing Twitter users’ tweets since 2009 to add a real-time element to it’s search experience. It has been 18 months since Google began indexing Twitter and they are yet to create their own version of real-time search.
Facebook is aiming to become the social web within the web by buying Twitter and gaining full access to it’s rich data. If Facebook want to be the home to all of social interactions on the web then it has to consider owning Twitters platform or atleast enjoy a deep partnership.
Twitter is an information network and Facebook is a social network.
Clearly whoever negotiates with Twitter to gain full access to its rich data will be able to provide a better search experience.
Below is a link for further information – Why do Google and Facebook both want to buy Twitter?