Google engineer slams Google+

Big G staffer accidentally makes misgivings about social network known publicly

Google’s Steve Yegge clearly isn’t pleased with Google+. But surely as an insider he should have known not to share a rant about the social network to all his followers on Google+, rather than his Google staff circle.

Ailing Facebook competitor Google+ is already struggling. So it could do without one of its key engineers taking time to slate the service while using it, and then accidentally sharing his musings for all the world to see.

The mistake, made by engineer Steve Yegge, has confirmed that even Big G insiders are not happy with the social network, which has failed to catch on after a very successful initial few weeks.

In his post Yegge said, “Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. But that’s not why they are successful. Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work.”

Going on to describe the service as “a pathetic afterthought” Yegge says Google+ should sit at the centre of everything the search giant does. However, he paints a gloomy picture, one which doubtless convince those unsure of the service that Google’s made a major error.

Do you still use Google+? Let us know why down in the comments now.

Via Silicon Filter