Whoever came up with this comparison chart will be first up against a wall when the revolution comes:
'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
Everybody knows no such thing, but some pretend that they do.
Probably a Fermilab fanboy.
There are so many things going on out there that you are likely to stumble upon something that in hindsight appears serendipitous. You may have won a lottery, but since you have tickets to million different ones, it's not that amazing really.
"Prior art" is not a trademark-related term.
Your workplace? Snicker. How quaint!
That was supposed to be "user base", I'm not entirely sure what happened.
Fair enough, but Microsoft already has a social network with a p. large installed user system (MSN and Hotmail). They would just need to tweak it and add functionality (the same thing Google is doing by adding Wave to Gmail). That is where the big difference is; whereas Google codes stuff that works, and generally works better than what came before (or adds something of value at the very least), Microsoft rarely does.
As far as Facebook goes, I think that ultimately they are just poorly positioned to become a "paradigm of the internets", if you will. It is just too easy to add Facebook-like functionality to Google's already rather impressive set of tools. Plus, anyone expounding on the virtues of social networks should visit this sometimes.
And besides, Google is already making forays into just this sort of thing with Wave. Holy false dichotomy, batman.
Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau