Is this another product destined to become abandoned?
Remember Google Buzz? Google Wave? Google+, now Spaces?
I don't know that Google needs another product as much as they need to do something about their ADHD like corporate memory.
Today we're launching our fifth Google+ iOS app update of the year. You'll be able to download this version from Apple's App Store soon and within it you'll find the following new features and fixes:
* 13 bugs fixed
* 1 accessibility issues addressed
* Swipe down to quickly exit image viewer (light-box)
* Faster animated GIF loading & an indicator
* Ability to make a post from top of home stream
* Easier to share Web pages
* Promo to explain left/right swiping through posts
As always, please send us your ideas/issues using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to ensure we'll see them. Thanks~
Yesterday Google announced another platform, Google Spaces. In their announcement, they describe Spaces as:
“Group sharing isn’t easy. From book clubs to house hunts to weekend trips and more, getting friends into the same app can be challenging. Sharing things typically involves hopping between apps to copy and paste links. Group conversations often don’t stay on topic, and things get lost in endless threads that you can’t easily get back to when you need them.”
Is this another social product destined to become abandoned? Remember Google Buzz? Google Wave? Google+, now Spaces?
Over the years I have tried all the above listed products and nearly every other Google product. I’ve managed to score early invites to a few and have been an early adopter to many others.
I put the most effort into Google+ and got to just under 16,000 followers. However, since Google has decided to let the platform atrophy, I’ve been watching my follower count slowly recede as people abandon the platform.
I don't know that Google needs another product as much as they need to do something about their ADD like corporate memory where social products are concerned. I spent a little time on Spaces and can’t figure out why this would be compelling.
I won’t be downloading the Spaces app for my phone. I won’t be bookmarking it in my browser. In fact, I’ll be sitting this one out.
- Bishop John Shelby Spong
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