LinkedIn’s CEO has claimed that Google’s new social networking venture, Google+, can’t co-exist with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
According to Slash Gear, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said during an event that people didn’t have time for using Google+.
He explained that Google+ could not fit in alongside Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as they had already learnt to divide their time between the three social networking platforms.
Weiner said that people had learned to use Twitter for posting short messages and other pieces of information, Facebook had become the platform of choice for keeping in touch with friends and family and LinkedIn was there to manage their professional life. Therefore, people didn’t have time for Google+ in their lives.
“Nobody has any free time," he said. "Unlike social platforms and TV, which can coexist, you don't see people using Twitter while they're using Facebook, or using Facebook while they're using LinkedIn."
In contrast to Wiener's claims, Google+ has gained a considerable amount of users in the past couple of weeks and shows no signs of slowing down. Perhaps Weiner is wrong. Perhaps are people are tired of Facebook playing ball with their data and privacy.