I’m sure you’ve noticed…you can now video chat on Facebook. Just in case you missed it, when you chat with someone there is a new video icon that allows direct video chat through Facebook. Facebook adding another great feature isn’t suprising. But have you noticed that Facebook is slowly adapting to meet all of your online and social media needs?
Facebook has been slowly adding features that completely discount complete social media sites. For example, Four Square’s entire existance is built around the idea of “checking in” to the location where you are. Now, Facebook allows you to check in directly to their website. Why use tons of websites when Facebook does it all?
Here are some examples of functions that Facebook has added, which in turn take the place of other social websites:
Location based check in – Four Square
Video Chat – Skype and iChat
Photography Sharing – Flickr! and Daily Booth
Link Sharing – Tumblr
Live Chat – iChat/Skype/AIM
These are just a few examples. Facebook and Google + are competeing to provide users with EVERYTHING. Why let their users use smaller sites and share with less users? The majority of social media users in the United States are on Facebook. This gives posts and pictures a larger platform, more people will see them.
Do you think Facebook or Google + could eventually take the place of smaller social websites? Comment below and share with everyone.