Rumour has it that Google is about to launch another social networking service, Google Me.

So apropos of little, here’s a very interesting presentation by a Google staffer on their research into social networks.

If they can incorporate this quality of research into a social network (Facebook seems to have little interest in this area beyond land grabs; are they starting to just sit on the money?), and make it stick compared to their various attempts (cross ref: my frustration with the high level of noise on Google Buzz, the constant flood of junk and self-promotion on Twitter, etc.), then they might be on to something…

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