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pollsLast week we asked what you think of Windows Phone 7 What Do You Think About Windows Phone 7? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Do You Think About Windows Phone 7? [MakeUseOf Poll] Last week we wondered what you think about alternative keyboard layouts. While not many of you voted, the majority who did are curious about alternative keyboard layouts, believe they might be better, but feel that... Read More . While Windows Phone 7 is the new player in the field, a surprising number of voters stated that they either already use it or want to use it as it is right now. A small number of voters think it will never be good enough to tackle the current competitors in the market.

Out of 246 voters, 34% already use WP7 and think it’s awesome, 2% use it but don’t think it’s that good, 16% want to get one right now, 15% think it looks good but are giving it more time, 12% think it will never be good enough and 20% think that while it’s probably OK, they will never switch to it.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Almost 70% of the readers who voted are giving Windows Phone 7 a chance. This is definitely good news for the third major contender in the mobile OS market!

This week’s poll question is: Will Google+ Take Over Facebook?


Google+ is not longer new, but compared to Facebook, it’s still the new kid on the block. While the joining rate amazed everyone when Google+ first launched, it still doesn’t seem to hurt Facebook in any meaningful way. But Google are not giving up so easily, and new features keep rolling off the Google+ printing press, making it better all the time. So where does the future of social networking lie? Google+, or Facebook?

If you think Google+ will take over, why? And if not, what makes Facebook so much better? What are the pros and cons of each social network? Share your opinions in the comments.

  1. Larry
    December 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

    ya google+ will rock . Mark Zukarburg is child who dont have degree of engineering. while google founders are phd holders. and google is very old company having good experince. where facebook is a new born company started by some childs

  2. John Wood
    November 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Google for all their success did a terrible job of launching plus.  Especially by not allowing google apps accounts on at first, they alienated a lot of people.  When I was finally able to get on, it was a ghost town.  Their commercials aren't helping either.  The ones I saw this weekend don't make it sound interesting, they make it sound overly complicated (not saying that it is, but the commercials sound that way).  I am pretty certain that plus will go the way of wave, which stinks because i liked wave.

  3. Martin
    November 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I am so tired of FB :(  So much junk!  

    To be frank, I don't even twitter.  So G+ - who knows (or cares).  

    One thing that really bugs me is all the commercial companies getting on the band wagon with social media.  WHO CARES!!!  The Zynga spam was enough to make me leave; now we have companies pushing thier products.  The ONLY reason why they are offering FB or tweets is to boost their page ranking with Google (kinda ironic - lol).  

    I cannot trust FB.  I can't trust Google, but at least they give me a product (or several) that I can actually use daily.  

    • Jack Cola
      November 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Have you tried DiaSpora?

      • Martin
        November 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

        No, what is that?

        • Jack Cola
          November 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

          It's another social networking site like Facebook and Google+ - since you don't like FB or Twitter, you might like DiaSpora - google it.

  4. Jack Cola
    November 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I don't think Google+ has a market - it's just like a more open version of Facebook. I've asked a few people, and they hate Facebook stalkerbar - people don't post much on Facebook because they don't know who will read there stuff. 

    If there is a social network, like Facebook when it first started where only the people in your friend list can talk to each other, and no one else, where privacy is "Friends only", and nothing more, it might take off.

    I've also actually had a poll on this for a while (although it's not a substantial response). I can say though, when people first started voting, Facebook wasn't up there. But now, Facebook has well and truly taken the lead. You can view the results here (and vote in the left hand column)

  5. Anonymous
    November 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I don't like the idea of google plus that it didn't tried to make itself different from facebook.  If  google plus is just trying to show that it's better than facebook (plus twitter), rather than show us that its different, then I think its going to be hard for them if not impossible to beat facebook.

  6. env elt
    November 28, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I dont think  people will change their habits. Facebook will never change. People dont want new social media apparuts,

  7. Arthur McKenzie
    November 28, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Google is the dominant search engine while Facebook is the dominant social network. By releasing Google+, these guys have upped the ante and I feel it's a matter of time before Google+ will become more than a formidable rival to Facebook.

    Just look at the Myspace debacle. Back then, Facebook was only a bit player but a rising star. Bottom line is, anything can (and will) happen.

  8. Mgvjb
    November 28, 2011 at 4:15 am

    the problem with google+ is a dedicated gmail account whereas facebook any e-mail is ok.  good for other countries who uses yahoo and non-gmail.

    • James Bruce
      November 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Not true. You need a google account. That's not the same thing as a GMail address, actually. 

  9. Andrew Imeson
    November 28, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Facebook has something that's very valuable: a huge user base. Google+ as a product may be better in every aspect, but without people, a social network is not social.

    The "too big to fail" thing with Facebook is a myth. Look at Myspace for an example of a "too big to fail" social network. Or, more broadly, look at Napster, and any number of huge tech companies from the 90's. Innovate or die.

  10. Softmace
    November 28, 2011 at 2:19 am

    only if google+ will improve. At this moment.. Facebook's still the "baus"

    • James Bruce
      November 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Improve how exactly? What do you think Facebook is better at?

  11. Achraf52
    November 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Hi, first you don't know that Google + is for 18 years more like Orkut and Facebook have majority of child users so they cannot beat them in anyway .

  12. Anonymous
    November 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Sure the kids and the hipsters will hop on what ever is new and trendy. But Facebook has so many users that it will always be here. I can't see people like my mother who gets anxious every time Facebook changes their layout moving to something completely new. Specially when all her friends are already on Facebook.

    • James Bruce
      November 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

      I can. Wait for the headline "Facebook gets hacked, all your infos are belong to us!". Watch how quickly they move. 

      Or, just wait a while. Your mother will be the last to switch, but she will eventually, you before her.

      • Anonymous
        November 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

        Yeah, because Google Plus is so cool it will never be hacked.

        Besides I already have a Google Plus account, had one back before it went public. But I don't use it because nobody I know except for the guy that I got the invite from is using Google Plus.

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