Google Me-Too Minus

Why I left Google

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.

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