I still think that there is plenty of room for FB and G+ to co-exist. From my perspective, To me, FB is consumption, G+ is for production. Even with the continued partnership between FB and MS, I do not view FB as any kind of productivity platform. Google, on the other hand, has established itself as a productivity powerhouse with Gmail, Docs, Maps, Translate, and so many other tools.
FB has helped Zynga and others corner the market on casual gaming, and it looks like they are set to do more of the same with other forms of passive consumption for music and video. I believe Mr. Zuckerberg is making the right move for his business by partnering with established software products, rather than developing their own. If they really are pulling in all these established leaders by way of Skype, Hulu, Spotify, and are able to integrate their functionality via a unified FB interface, then yes, I will certainly be blown away, and will not be deleting my FB profile...just yet.
G+ can only get even better, in my eyes, as they continue integrating their products. I can't wait for the ability to post a Blogger entry that is instantly Translated into the language of the viewer, created by writing a bit to go along with an embedded Youtube video I just uploaded from my Android phone and a Places icon pinpointing the video on a Google Map in the post, all with Translated commentary from people around the world who then get together in a Hangout to discuss it all. +1 for that kind of integration! And that's just one possibility.
As far as I'm concerned, they're both changing the way we all interact with one another, and the future is full of potential. Let's all do amazing things with these tools. How about it?
And with that, +Robert Scoble
I ask for your understanding of my long posts in this thread. You've been filling up my main stream with all sorts of great content since I joined in July, so I hope you'll have mercy on this rant, and perhaps bestow upon this lowly after-hours hack a few words of wisdom as I stumble all over social media netiquette in my eagerness to share my enthusiasm for all the great (and not so great) things happening in the world today.