Mark Zuckerburg spent 20 minutes talking about the evolution of social media on Wednesday, before announcing three new features for Facebook:
- Group Chat
- New Interface Design
- Video Chat
There were no real big surprises in the announcement. Everyone knew video chat was coming due to the partnership between Facebook and Skype (Microsoft). Google+ features group video chat which Facebook is not going to offer yet.
The new interface design is mainly dealing with each user’s “buddy list” but is not a surprise either. Companies need to change things up to keep people interested.
Group chat will be a cool feature but it is nothing that Google+ doesn’t feature as well.
I was hoping for something big that nobody predicted coming. Unfortunately all of those articles you read yesterday that predicted what Facebook was going to announce, were all right.