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Joe Stanganelli
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12/28/2015 | 11:26:32 AM
Google+ languishes
Really went out on a limb there with the Google+ prediction!  ;)  That puppy was limping right out of the barrel, and no amount of hyperevangelism from Elgan and Scoble can get normal people to like it (or even +1 it) and use it.
PedroGonzales
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12/28/2015 | 5:06:03 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
I think if Google Glass can be made to look less geeky may be more consumers will want to get it.  There were many skits ridiculing how geeky was not user friendly at all.  People aren't ready for Google glass or may be Google Glass isn't ready for people.
SachinEE
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12/28/2015 | 9:57:41 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
@Pedro: Since Google glass works on a connected backbone network it always has to have its presence inside a network for you to be using it to its optimal usage. I haven't used Google glass but from the DIY videos on YouTube I think Google glass is an amazing piece of technology. If everything becomes connected then I don't see why people wont accept Google glass.
SunitaT0
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12/31/2015 | 10:48:37 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
The newest renders of the Google glass has a futuristic design. I wonder if it will attract the eye of the looker. Obviously it will but I think Google glass should have been bifocal as it always was, but it should have been like normal spectacles.
SachinEE
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12/28/2015 | 9:59:57 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
Google+ is cluttered with its over minimalistic design and communication solution, something that doesn't attract the eye of the looker. When G+ was released I took one look at it and said its boring because it looked boring. The design of the Gmail Chat looks more interesting and something that would catch the eye.
SunitaT0
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12/31/2015 | 10:53:47 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
@Sachin: Wow. I agree. You know the cardboard feature of YouTube can be extended to Google glass as well. It can work as a makeshift VR. I wonder if it can do what it boldly proclaims. Not the VR part though.
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12/31/2015 | 10:55:26 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
Google+ needs to die out. I heard they were building an AI based messenger to enter the leagues of WhatsApp. Maybe it can, but not before 2018.
batye
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1/1/2016 | 11:34:23 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
@SunitaT0, I do hope we gonna see change soon...
Joe Stanganelli
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1/16/2016 | 9:56:53 AM
Re: Google+ languishes
I think it will eventually go the way of Buzz.  The key features have already been folded into Gmail (back when Google was trying to claim that Google+ usership was way up by calling all Gmail and all Google-product users Google+ users).  It's a matter of time.
progman2000
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1/16/2016 | 10:35:47 AM
Re: Google+ languishes
Agreed. Never understood what the intention was with Google+, it was a big swing-and-a-miss for Google, who usually connects on most everything.
JoshauCouture
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12/29/2015 | 7:48:12 AM
Waiting for Google Glass
I am really fond of Google Glass. I thought it would be a quite useful product for many people like doctors, teachers, traffic cops, students etc. Ironically, time was not right and google had to take it back. But I really believe that it would make a stronger comeback in 2016.
SunitaT0
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12/31/2015 | 10:51:41 PM
Re: Waiting for Google Glass
@Joshau I believe it was introduced too soon when people didn't know what connected technology was. Now they see it and use it in the form of Apple Watch and Galaxy Gear. Google glass would be a warm welcome this year.
Li Tan
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1/3/2016 | 4:48:29 PM
Re: Google+ languishes
Google+ has a great idea from the begining but the product is not that impressive - I used it for some time but now I am not able to tell the differentiator - I cannot remember any outstanding feature from it.
Joe Stanganelli
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1/16/2016 | 9:55:35 AM
Re: Google+ languishes
I thought that Google+ Hangouts (much more than those stupid "Circles") were the potential game-changer for Google+ by enabling open videoconferencing (and video-socializing), but I feel they weren't leveraged very well.


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