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Comprehensive List of Dead Companies/Technologies Due to Google+
Well the holidays came early this year for early adopters with the clinical field test trial of Google+ (or is it Google Plus?). I like to think of myself as an early adopter who acts like a normal and frankly so far Google+ seems a lot like Friendfeed.
There is a video feature which will be a huge hit in the adult sector once/if G+ makes it past the e-adopter set. Last night I watched Robert Scoble eat some fried chicken while he and 10 others talked about some technology – I can certainly see why this is the future now.
In all seriousness, I find the interface a bit confusing in terms of where to find updates and if they auto-refresh in real-time but I am sure I will get it at some point. The nice thing I hear about Google+ is that there is no much richness in terms of all the apps and friends and stuff that you may never want to leave!
Of course next week Facebook is apparently launching some video tool so look forward to posts that explain why G+ is dead.
Based on my investigative research along with the CN international team of researchers, here are the companies that are clearly dead because of the Google+ launch:
- Facebook – duh, enemy #1
- Skype – who would want to use Skype anymore now that you got this Hangout video chat?
- Email services like Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and all the other X Mails – clearly email is dead thanks to Google+!
- Yelp – business profile pages are apparently coming to Google+
- Friendfeed – oh wait, I think FF has been killed 3.14 times previously
- Twitter – c’mon, the celebs are totes gonna head over to Google+ so they can spend hours in meaningless chats with their fans (Google needs a suggested user list Tout de suite) (Allen’s note, the celebs will join because it’s hot right now)
- Tumblr – post a quick photo via Picasa to Google+, to replace the huge Tumblr porn section, see Hangout video chat comment above
- Foursquare – Google+ has checkins
- Social lending – rather than using a social lending service, you will just ask one of your circles for a loan
- Uber – no need for a cab when you may never want to leave home ever again?
- Quora – why ask a question on Quora when you can ask your circle?
- Color – use Picasa instead?
- SEO – just push your people to +1 the heck out of all your stuff so you can influence the search results directly
- GroupMe – you can totes group sms inside Google+
- Flickr – why pay for a Flickr Pro when you can just make a Picasa album which you can then selectively share with a circle or multiple circles which you can then share?
- Path – isn’t sharing within a circle privately what this team was working on?
- Blogging – who wants to blog anymore when you can plus instead?
Please feel free to leave your suggestions on dead companies due to the Google+ launch in the comments.
I sure hope you realize this is a just a fun sarcastic post — naturally a new service rarely (if ever) actually kills existing services. Now get out there and grill up some dogs and hamburgs!