GOOGLE SUCKS AT SOCIAL MEDIA AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
I got a notice that one of my gmail accounts was deleted and responded immediately, but the restore options did not work. This account was used to host by blogger news blogs.
Google is seriously getting worse and worse.
I have been doing more blogging at Facebook, Tumblr and WordPress, because Google and +LarryPage just doesn't understand social media.
First You Get A Message Like This.....
This message confirms that the Google Account - firstname.lastname@example.org- was deleted due to a violation of our Terms of Service that was left unresolved.
To attempt to restore access to the account, please visit our password-assistance page immediately:
Google Accounts can only be restored within a short period of time after deletion.
The Google Accounts team
THEN YOU FIND OUT THE RESTORATION PROCESS DOESN'T WORK
And Messages To Google Go Unanswered As Hours And Hours And Hours Of Blogging Get Flushed Down The Drain.
This doesn't happen at Google's social media competitors, because they understand social .
Google is great, but needs to stay focused. Search is awesome, but needs to work better.
But, social is the future and Larry Page, the Blogger Team and Google as a whole don't get social.
Google understands social only in that it knows it needs social.
Blogger and Google+ are not working,
Larry Page and Google need to turn Blogger and Google+ into responsive networks, where knowledge blooms and ideas spread.
Logging into Blogger or Google+ feels like logging into a seminar, or stumbling into the wrong conference room at an airport Marriott.
Both platforms looks like a cubicle farm and smells like a hospital.
Posting anything on Google+ is like talking into a pillow.
Google+ is mutes words and flattens images. There’s nobody there except people you don’t care about. Google+ is those people standing in circles around you. Google+ is LinkedIn: After Hours.
Don’t take my word for it — evidence of Google+’s premature decrepitude is littered across the entire Internet.
Just go to BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, or Ars Technica and look at the social media share count buttons for popular posts.
You will see that hundreds and even a thousand times more people shared these stories on Facebook than on Google+
Maybe Larry Page and the Blogger team at Google should release some more poorly programmed spam bots to wipe out more legitimate blogger blogs.
I am going to leave my phone number and five will get you fifty that no at Google will call and ask about blogger restore buttons that don't work.