Halloween, Google and the cemetery of dead media products

Ever since Google hit the market, a lot of water has flowed. Now the company is the world's largest developer and producer of media content, without which it is simply impossible to imagine the present. It’s enough to recall such products as Android, Gmail, YouTube, Google Assistant and, of course, Google Search to understand the specific gravity and significance of Google in the modern world.

Much has been done, but not everything has ultimately proved viable. It often happened that a project born of a good idea did not receive the proper response in reality. Sometimes a product simply ahead of its time, remaining unclaimed, sometimes competitors managed to do the same, but much better. In addition, the long-term plans of the company could change and some products simply did not fit into the new concept … These are the rules of the market, from which there is no escape. And Google philosophically correctly perceives this circumstance, allowing itself to be ironic over the sad fate of many of its projects.

Halloween, Google and the cemetery of dead media products

A member of the Google Chrome team, Dana Fried, posted on Twitter a picture of a fake cemetery with a dozen tombstones of Google’s "dead" products, commenting on it: "I don’t even know if it’s creepy or just sad?"

The installation, inspired by the approach of Halloween, has become popular among web users, recalling some of the "gone from us" Google products. Among them is one of the most prominent “dead men” – Google Plus, which was closed only in April last year. There, the tombstones of Google Buzz, Picasa, Google Wave, Google Reader, Orkut …

Google’s “list of the dead” is very long: 163 services have actually been shut down over the past 20 years. Tombstones of these products could fill an entire football field. However, one should not forget the fact that some of them served as the basis for other products that are still in good health. Picasa, for example, has paved the way for Google Photo.

Source: gizblog.it

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