One of the biggest ongoing concerns surrounding social networking continues to be questions
of privacy -- users' private conversations or users' personal data exposed, whether as a result
of error, negligence, or intent. So when Google unveiled its new social network Google Plus, it wasn't surprising to see the search engine
position Google Plus as an antidote to the "sloppy," "scary," and "insensitive" sharing options
-- in other words, the lack of privacy -- it pointed to on other social networks. Google actually
never mentions "privacy" outright in its blog post introducing Google Plus, but that's certainly the
subtext, as it positions itself as an alternative to Facebook, the dominant social network, but a
site that has had a long string of privacy snafus.