Google Launching Facebook Killer “Google Me”; Facebook Movie Trailer Hits YouTube


Maybe I’m just not up on the lingo of the tech world, but why is a new product always set up to “kill” an existing product? Aren’t these unrealistically lofty expectations, especially when the thing you’re trying to “kill” — in this case Facebook — has nearly half a billion users worldwide? Tech genocide? Eek. Anyway, that’s the Sunday afternoon rumor, courtesy of Digg founder Kevin Rose, who tweeted, “Ok, umm, huge rumor: Google to launch facebook competitor very soon “Google Me”, very credible source.” Huffington Post, of course, already has the news upcalling Rose “The Snitch” first posted on SF Weekly‘s The Snitch — because they’ve developed that chip which they secretly insert in everyone on the internet’s heads and by the time you have a thought, it’s already aggregated with an SEO-optimized headline. Cool, right?

Honestly I’m too busy playing around on Google BuzzWave (what, you don’t have that third-party hybrid app?) to really care about the next product launch from the search engine masters in Mountain View. Stop giving us so much good shit! Really, though, Google… you’re 0 for 2 this year, with your products becoming punchlines hours after launch. Maybe take your time with this one.

Then again, all we have is this:

“Google Me” is like a pick-up line if you’re a douchebag.

But speaking of Facebook, here’s the first teaser trailer for the film about its founding, The Social Network, directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse “Movies That End in -Land” Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake, as the guy who started Napster. It’s “PUNK”.