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The Google cemetery: the tools and networks that rest in peace

In the boulevard of the broken dreams of Google they rest those tools, social networks and platforms of the technological one that happened to better life due to the competition, bad results or the appearance of substitutes.

Like all great technology, Google has behind it a long trail of products and tools of different success and time of life  that are no longer among us at present but that have a space in their virtual cemetery, which you can access. This particular mausoleum of applications and social platforms includes some services that users continue to fervently long  after its disappearance along with other applications of lesser depth that did not forge or that were supplanted by new alternatives.

In total, 44 deceased products make up this virtual cemetery of Google, in which you can check both the date of birth and death of each service, as well as a brief description of its purpose and operation. Undoubtedly, the great missing is Google Reader, the RSS reader par excellence that said goodbye in 2013, being replaced today by other digital alternatives such as Feedly or Inoreader.

On the reverse side, the recently deceased and reviled due to the huge data breach suffered previously is Google+, which the technological giant wanted to get even in the soup but never finished forging among the users of the company, whose eight major services add up more than one billion users each: YouTube, the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Maps, Drive, Android and Google Play stores and the search engine. The final chilli was the leak that exposed the personal data of more than 52 million people. 

The address shortener Goo.gl -which will definitively pass away on March 19, 2019-, the online service to share files and photographs Bump -one of the best technological tools of 2013 according to Time magazine, although in 2014 it was relegated to oblivion- , the Picasa that preceded Google Photos or the pioneering MyTracks service , born in 2009 to have a track of our route tracking the location are other tombs of this online cemetery.

In the cemetery you can see information about all Google products relegated to the memory or virtual forgetfulness, from the mail client for OS X and iOS known by the name of Sparrow to Jaiku, the Twitter competitor who lasted six years in active but without the success that accompanied the microblogging network of the blue bird. Other known were Code, the alternative to GitHub that lasted more than a decade to Picnik, the rival who wanted and could not make shadow to Photoshop.


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