Google Plus Is Like Frankenstein’s Monster

TechCrunch

Your humble correspondent begs your indulgence for this flu-fuelled stream-of-consciousness post, but deadlines wait for no virus, so needs must I expel the contents of my febrile mind onto this screen and thence to yours.

To wit: Google Plus is a total mess.

You probably knew that already. But you may not have realized that of late it has become an interesting mess…like Frankenstein’s monster.

These days there’s a lot of disingenuous chatter about how G+ is just a “social layer on top of Google,” and was never intended as a direct competitor for Facebook; which is, of course, revisionist nonsense. Two years ago it seemed pretty obvious to just about everyone that G+ was intended, or at least hoped for, as a Facebook killer.

Which obviously never happened, not least because Google shot themselves in the foot as they came out of the gate: the tech community of early…

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