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TechCrunch's Devin Coldewey doesn't mince words about Google+, declaring it to be Google's...

TechCrunch's Devin Coldewey doesn't mince words about Google+, declaring it to be Google's (GOOG) "biggest failure by a big distance," a product that mistakenly tried to challenge Facebook (FB) head-on rather than undermining it via social sharing features. He also joins others in criticizing Google for "[losing] its status as a neutral party" in the name of promoting Google+ and other services.
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  • Chuck
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    Just an old techie Grandpa, but I find that I use FB about 95% more than Google+.

     

    Apathy syndrome? I follow my kids and friends on FB and check Google+ about once a month or so.
    27 Mar 2012, 11:54 AM Reply Like
  • faustius
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    There's too much of a moat against taking them down right now, given the users. A better approach would be to build a social network aggregator. Remember the instant messaging days of the '90s, with ICQ, AOL instant messenger, etc. There were tech companies building out applications that would aggregate across all instant messaging systems and display the results in one app.

     

    That is an approach that could really work for Google. Users could log in to an app, and see Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Linkedin, etc. feeds combined together into one front end app. It's a perfect outgrowth for what Google does, and could really give them a presence in social networking.
    27 Mar 2012, 09:57 PM Reply Like
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