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Identity-hoarder Google has killed various social products that failed to capture the interweb's hive brain in the way it clearly thinks Google+ has done. As part of Larry Page's drive to make the Chocolate Factory's products appear more uniform across the vast Google estate, the company confirmed it was culling a host of webby …

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Will not be missed

And this is why I refuse to use any Google software adventures until it's clear that they are going to stick around - I mean, what's the point of investing my time in something that get's canned on months with an "R" in them?

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Google machine-guns unpopular social products

I never realised Google made machine guns.

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They don't make machine guns...

...just the bullets with your name on.

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Hmm

"Identity-hoarder Google has killed various social products that failed to capture the interweb's hive brain in the way it clearly thinks Google+ has done."

Except as we know, Google+ didn't really take off...

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Heyyyy Google - Can we have Google Notes back, please?

Like it sez.

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Hopefully, they'll focus on search...

It would be nice if it could handle a simple query without needing every second word wrapped in quotes.

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Miss you google bookmarks....

But I've not heard of the other services they're canning!

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From the click-through to the Google Blog post, I think that Google Bookmarks (which I use, providing HTML access or extension-based access for pretty much any browser) is staying, just the "lists" feature is being cancelled.

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The Knol -> Stephen Fry

Knol no more? then ->

Stephen Fry Does the Knowledge

Stephen Fry's metaphorical taxi journey to discover what knowledge really means

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013spvh#blq-content

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Meh

and meh.

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Google Gears

Google Gears wasn't a pile of social network-ey "Web2.0rhea". It was the prototype sandbox for a whole load of nifty client-side things, many of which have now made their way into the HTML5 standard. Like localStorage, for instance.

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Yes, whether you think Gears was interesting or not, it has nothing to do with anything I've seen in the various "Web 2.0" definitions - amorphous and over-reaching though they are. (I suppose it could fit the Reg's definition if you used it to cache pictures of badgers' paws.)

I personally never used Gears, but a friend used it to build an application for people doing door-to-door medical surveys, running on cheap hardware that didn't have mobile networking; the app cached data locally until the interviewers got back to the office (a non-profit neighborhood center) and connected to its network. Simple and effective.

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