“It may not be dead, and it’s entirely possible I’m shoveling dirt on something that’s still writhing around, promising me it is in fact the next big thing, but I’m now deaf to its cries. Google Plus is a failure no matter what the numbers may say,” Paul Tassi writes for Forbes.
“25 million users in barely a month is nothing to sneeze at. Google Plus holds the honor of being one of the fastest growing websites in history, and these early numbers had analysts screaming that Facebook would be all but dead in a few more months,” Tassi writes. “But today I click on my newsfeed and see tumbleweed blowing through the barren, blank page. It’s a vast and empty wasteland, full of people who signed up but never actually stuck around to figure out how things worked in this new part of town. One simple click takes me back to Facebook, and my wall is flooded with updates and pictures from 400+ friends. This just isn’t a contest, and it never will be.”
Tassi writes, “To know why G+ has failed, we must first look at how Facebook succeeded.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Premature.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]