Michael Lee Johnson, whose Google+ ad was banned by Facebook last week, has responded by deleting his Facebook profile.
The best thing I ever did was delete my facebook account, Johnson wrote on his Google+ page. Now I've got more time to use Google+.
In another post, Johnson has put up a picture of a grinning Larry Page, saying, Dear Zuck, thanks for all the Facebook users you’ve sent to Google+.
Johnson's latest postings were in response to Facebook banning his ad through which he was asking people to add him to their Google+ Circles. Facebook's action had kicked up a storm with many people commenting that Facebook is afraid of losing its throne to Google+.
I recently ran a Google+ advertisement on Facebook that got all of my campaigns suspended. – Great, Johnson wrote on his Google+ page on July 16, a day after he had posted the Google+ ad on Facebook.
The message from Failbook said the following:
Indeed, Facebook's TOS gives the site the right to pull down any Facebook ad that promotes competing products.
However, Johnson, who had placed the ad on July 14 is upset. P.S; Facebook - You Suck, he wrote.
Facebook's decision had kicked up a storm and many people commented, wondering whether Facebook thinks of Google+ as a threat.
Some of the comments ran:
zuckerberg: you're a coward!
A coward (Zuckerberg) who's currently hanging out on Google+ *lol*
Facebook is too big and yet not big enough to take up the challenge?
Although Google has announced that we are NOT the competitor of Facebook.
but still facebook jealousy can easily be seen here.
Are Facebook worried about something?
facebook is jealous.
Grow up facebook.
The Google+ fan page on Facebook also said, Facebook bans Google Plus Sponsored ads. A man recently ran an advertisement campaign for his Google+ profile and his account was suspended. Looks like facebook is scared to lose its throne.
In response to Johnson's post that said he had deleted his Facebook account, some of the comments ran:
We love G+
never had a FB..... but NEEDED to get into G+
Facebook is terrified
I never bothered to open a FB account.. I always knew it sucked! Google+ rocks!
Is Facebook terrified of Google+? It's too early to tell but Facebook founder-CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be excused if Google+ is giving him sleepless nights.
In comparison, Facebook, which opened to the public in September 2006, had only 30 million subscribers by March 2007. The site now has 750 million users.
Google CEO Larry Page has called the stupendous growth a great achievement and said that they want to make products that everybody uses twice a day, like their toothbrush.
And, that's scary.