Google Rumored to be Developing Facebook Rival

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Mashable declared yesterday Social Media Day, and Tweeters and Facebookers around the world left their profiles by the wayside to venture back into the real world for a bit. Some intriguing news also surfaced: some tech industry big wigs have dropped rumors that Google is developing a social media platform to rival Facebook.

Remember Google Buzz? It’s not going to be Google Buzz.

Digg founder Kevin Rose tweeted a rumor of Google’s plans to launch a social-media site modeled off of Facebook, tentatively called “Google Me.” The message has since been deleted, but former Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo confirmed the rumor on his new question-and-answer site Quora: “Here is what I’ve pieced together from some reliable sources: This is not a rumor. This is a real project. There are a large number of people working on it. I am completely confident about this.”

According to The Independent, Google spokespeople refused to substantiate the rumor, instead choosing not to comment.