MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Thousands upon thousands of netizen fans are expected to attend the funeral services for Google+ this Sunday.
The funeral, to be held at the Mountain View main campus of Google, was announced after the tech giant decided to kill what it thought would be its answer to the ever-popular social media network Facebook . Years after its launching, Google+, with 300 Million users, never came close to Facebook’s 1.44 Billion.
“When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink,” said Bradley Horowitz, Google’s Vice President for Streams, Photos and Sharing.
“People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier. But we’ve also heard that it doesn’t make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use,” Horowitz added.
One of the fans most devastated by the passing of Google+ is John Kiriyama, president of the California state chapter of Google+ Fan Club. “I have no words to express my feelings about this shocking development, he said, “but it was good while it lasted. See you in another lifetime.”
Our condolences to all who were left behind by Google+. From hereon, it will be referred to as Google Cross on its tombstone marker.