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  • Google is making another go at a social network.
  • Named Shoelace, the app aims to be a hyperlocal social network for people looking to connect with others (in real life) at events and nearby activities. It sounds a little bit like Nextdoor, the local social network.
  • "The whole premise of Shoelace is to tie people together based on their interests — like two laces on a shoe," the team says.
  • For now, the Android and iOS versions are invite-only and available only in New York City.

Homepage: Shoelace
Shoelace was built by a small team in Area 120, Google's workshop for experimental products.
 

jogs

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MS trying to make something like Android, not succeeded. Google trying to make something like FB, again unsuccessful.
They have now run out of ideas, that's why they are trying to copy others. May be their original ideas were also copied from some other people, we actually know that about Mr. Gates.
 
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Burrito

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  • Google is making another go at a social network.
  • Named Shoelace, the app aims to be a hyperlocal social network for people looking to connect with others (in real life) at events and nearby activities. It sounds a little bit like Nextdoor, the local social network.
  • "The whole premise of Shoelace is to tie people together based on their interests — like two laces on a shoe," the team says.
  • For now, the Android and iOS versions are invite-only and available only in New York City.

Homepage: Shoelace
Shoelace was built by a small team in Area 120, Google's workshop for experimental products.
'Nextdoor' is really annoying. My Homeowners Association (HOA) encouraged us to join that as the 'neighborhood electronic bulletin board.' It's just a hodge-podge of lots of ads, people talking about stupid things... neighborhoods around you, but not relevant to you...

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The unofficial neighborhood Facebook page is much better. But that has limitations too.

Maybe Shoelace could be better.

But Google+ (Shut down March 7, 2019) went nowhere. And other Google social network attempts went nowhere... Google Hangouts (2013–present), Google Talk (2005–2017); Google Wave (2009–2010); Google Buzz (2010–2011)...

It's hard to dislodge Facebook.

Although, Myspace was very dominant back-in-the-day, and then was overrun.... so it is possible.
 

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I don't believe they're trying to "copy others". Google and Microsoft are making desperate attempts to own every aspect of our social life: mailing (Outlook, Gmail), operating systems (Windows, ChromeOS), messaging (Skype, Hangouts), and so many more. Now they're trying to win the social network area, where Microsoft already has LinkedIn but none have the type of social network Facebook is. And with Zuckerberg owning now not only Facebook, but Instagram, and WhatsApp, we face 3 potential US-based tech companies trying to rule it all in our daily lives. Not to mention there probably are giant tech companies that do the same in China and sooner or later will migrate to the whole world.