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Google+ social network branded a ‘pathetic afterthought’ by Google engineer

When Google launched Google+, we bet even the search giant itself couldn’t have predicted the social network’s initial success. The problem is that ever since then, Google+ has been in decline, with the whole place growing stagnant for a lack of posts. Now a Google employee has come out as saying he knew it would fail all along…

Google engineer Steve Yegge has written a post stating that Plus was never going to beat Facebook as it was rushed out the door as a ‘pathetic afterthought’, without Google taking a step back to see the bigger picture of what makes Facebook such a popular service. Yegge writes:

“Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. But that’s not why they are successful. Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work.”

Yegge claims that for Google+ to gain a stronghold on the social scene, it needs to be at the heart of every service Google offers – whereas, at present, it’s hidden away in the corner. Let us know your thoughts on our comments below or via our @Gadget_Helpline Twitter page or Official Facebook group.

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