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#1 Yogurth

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:59

Terrible forced strategy, lack of any distinguishable features led Google+ to this.

 

 

http://arstechnica.c...sion-resources/




#2 HawkMan

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:24

It makes sense, as a social network it's a total failure. Just keep the core user system as a common google account system(like microsoft account) for all google services and move the subdivisions that are used to the departments they belong and close the rest. 



#3 Stokkolm

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:04

The quicker they untether it from YouTube the better. Can't wait!



#4 Torolol

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:04

as someone who dislike G+ the forced integration, this is a good news.



#5 seta-san

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:09

thank god. youtube's integration with google+ has been a disaster for me. it keeps trying to get me to comment under my real and when I deleted my google+ account to get it to stop doing that it's made it so I can't post on my phone and it still, for some reason, has my real name and old profile picture. I want google+ to die. Worst idea ever.



#6 ShadowMajestic

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:20

1200 people worked on Google+, wow. How can it still suck so much.



#7 Raa

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:23

It had potential, but.... never really got there.



#8 XorpiZ

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:25

Google+ was one of the worst ideas to ever come out of Google. The social network itself is probably OK, but the forced integration took stupid to a whole new level.



#9 seta-san

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:33

the integration took it from an alright site to something everyone hated. The brand is unrecoverable now

Google+ was one of the worst ideas to ever come out of Google. The social network itself is probably OK, but the forced integration took stupid to a whole new level.



#10 +FiB3R

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:36

The fact that I was forced to use a real name, meant I never even gave it a chance.

 

Apparently, I wasn't missing much.



#11 +LimeMaster

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:39

Yay! The YouTube comment system will be usuable again soon. :D



#12 HawkMan

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:41

Yay! The YouTube comment system will be usuable again soon. :D

 

Not so sure, since they will still keep the user system as a google account like system for universal google login, and most likely comments. 



#13 +techbeck

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:48

But yet the source said...

 

A Google spokesperson gave Ars the same statement the company gave TechCrunch: “Today’s news has no impact on our Google+ strategy—we have an incredibly talented team that will continue to build great user experiences across Google+, Hangouts, and Photos.” On Gundotra's announcement post, Larry Page wrote "we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever-increasing number of Google+ fans."

 

People can speculate all they want...but this is a wait and see situation.



#14 Jason Stillion

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:51

I hope this is true, not a fan of the forced G+ integration as well. 

However this is still listed as a rumor.



#15 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:55

The problem with Google+ is that it's just a me-too social network. It isn't about improving the user experience, it's about taking on Facebook and Twitter. Everytime I login it's prompting me to add people and it's incredibly tedious, while YouTube keeps trying to force me to use my real name - something I consider a serious privacy concern and safety threat.

 

I don't dislike Google+ but it does nothing for me.





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