Despite unsuccessful attempts to enter the world of social networking (neither Google Buzz nor Orkut never really took off) Google is looking to hire a head of social networking.
GigaOm reports that Google has admitted its shortcomings in the social networking arena and has hired an executive recruiter to find the search giant a "Head of Social." Google says it's casting its net as wide as possible, and according to the recruitment letter GigaOm received, the company knows it's arriving a little late to the party:
"This is a new and very strategic position, as Google knows it is late on this front and is appropriately humble about it. In Google’s view, conceptually, there are two ways to tackle social, each impacting who may be successful in this senior post: 1) building an innovative offering specifically in this area; or 2) developing the capability and integrating social into Google’s existing portfolio."
So, if we're reading this right, we'll either see a whole new social networking site from Google or we'll see another Google Buzz type of affair. Would you be open to social networking with Google? Let us know in the comments below!