According to MySpace founder Tom Anderson, Google+ is powerful enough to gobble up Twitter and beat Facebook to pulp.
“Google+ really seems to be primed to make good on that original premise — that everything gets better when it’s social. And unlike [Facebook], Twitter, or anyone else, Google already has the most advanced set of products. And if I can clearly see where this is headed, then I think what we are getting is a much better Google,” Anderson wrote in a Google+ thread.
According to him Google will be the right company to fully realize his vision behind the founding of MySpace. “My original vision for [MySpace] was that everything got better when it was social — so I tried to build all the super popular things used on the web (blogs, music, classifieds, events, photos) on top of MySpace’s social layer,” he said.
However, despite making a terrific impression in the initial years, MySpace lost the race to Facebook in 2009, when Mark Zuckerberg's company overtook MySpace in terms of the number of users. Once the momentum shifted in terms of Facebook, the fall was remarkable. MySpace lost the plot, was choked by Facebook, and went through a process of layoffs before selling out for a paltry $35 million last week.
Anderson sees several smash-hit features inside Google+. Integration into the whole gamut of Google service is evidently the biggest selling point of Google+.
Can you start to see/imagine what Google+ does for Gmail? Picassa? Youtube? Not to mention search? The +1 system that Google now has control of (unlike Facebook Likes) can really influence and change the nature of their search, says Tom Anderson, MySpace founder.