As it turned out, sharing was not broken. Sharing was working fine and dandy, Google just wasn’t part of it. People were sharing all around us and seemed quite happy. A user exodus from Facebook never materialized. I couldn’t even get my own teenage daughter to look at Google+ twice, “social isn’t a product,” she told me after I gave her a demo, “social is people and the people are on Facebook.”
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Google has become the new Microsoft. A Me-Too company.
Google Plus? Hahaha. The Real Names fiasco. The weird Circles that never made any damn sense to me. Having to read too-long shit from people I don’t know and don’t want to read. The bizarre UI that never made any damn sense to me. The “Let’s All Play Nice” policy.
I left and haven’t been back and will probably never go back.
If I want “social,” I’ll go to Twitter.
Being a Me-Too company is death.
And Google Search has turned into shit.