Death by year
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Google+

Google+

social networking site

2011 - 2019

why dead?

In October 2018, Google announced that it was shutting down Google+ for consumers, citing low user engagement and a software error.

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Google Spaces

Google Spaces

app for group discussions

2016 - 2017

why dead?

Google’s traditional Spring cleaning — and with it maybe the company is showing it can be a little more focused on its messaging strategy.

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Orkut

Orkut

social networking website

2004 - 2014

why dead?

Over the past decade, growth of Facebook, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have outpaced Orkut’s. Google decided to bid Orkut farewell and shut it down.

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Meebo

Meebo

Social networking site

2012 - 2013

why dead?

A social networking website discontinued on June 6, 2013. Google acquired Meebo to merge the company’s staff with the Google+ developers team.

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Google Wave

Google Wave

real-time collab app

2010 - 2012

why dead?

Google Wave was discontinued because there just weren’t enough active users. The IP was later transferred to Apache when the development was discontinued.

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Friend Connect

Friend Connect

Social networking site

2008 - 2012

why dead?

Google Friend Connect added social features to websites. Discontinued on March 1, replaced by Google+’s pages and off-site Page badges.

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Google Buzz

Google Buzz

Social networking service

2010 - 2011

why dead?

Google announced that it would discontinue the service and that the existing content would be available in read-only mode. Buzz was superseded by Google+

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Slide.com

Slide.com

Social networking site

2010 - 2011

why dead?

Google didn’t offer a concrete explanation for the decision, though Slide had been acting as a largely autonomous and peripheral branch, and was never fully integrated into the company’s larger social team.

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