I like my new Google Profile
. Its a cleaner, more organized version of its former self.
I see the Google Social Network coming together in slow motion around my existing Google applications.
Its not the walled garden method of Facebook. I would call it a rolling meadows method, where the different pieces are hills apart at moment, but are slowly being connected.
has all the basic social network profile elements: Info, Pics, Links and Social Stream with Buzz.
It has location baked in, and I can see them introducing the ability to add tabs for other applications next.
I think Google has a much wider view of what the future of social network is, its going to take some time to come into focus.