Various technology sites and blogs reported that Google will roll out its Facebook-killer platform in May 2011, aiming to get back the popularity and advertisement revenue lost to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook. The technology blog The Next Web reported that Google will unveil Google Circles at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco.
The new social networking website from Google will be its third attempt to dive into the friendship platform. Earlier it launched Orkut and Google Buzz, but both faded with the surging popularity of Facebook. Analysts said that Google will introduce some exciting features on Google Circles that may attract more users from similar platforms.
The Google Circles may allow users to selectively share the content of users with other in their social circle. Google Circles would be more focused on privacy and security of its users. Recently, social networking sites, including Facebook, have been subjected to security flaws that lead to the leak of user's personal data.
Any how, Google has not yet officially confirmed the existence of Google Circles. Commenting on Google Circles rumors, a Google spokesman said, "We do not comment on rumour and speculation." He neither rejected nor confirmed the Google Circles rumors. So, let's wait for the new platform to connect with our friends more safely and happily.