If you don’t know what is google, then you are not on the world wide web. Google is the biggest and the best search engine. As you know, google has given us many great things such as Orkut, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Earth etc. They have also bought some great sites such as Youtube, Blogger, Picasa etc. Google is really great. But there are some things from google which are not good, and are flopped. Some of the failures are:-
1. GOOGLE KNOL
Before I give out some info about it, and how it has been a failure, let me ask you that do you still remember that there is a site produced by google called Google Knol. Knol was created by Google to include user written articles on a range of topics. When Knol started, it was said that it is made to compete with the most famous encyclopedia on the web, Wikipedia. But it didn’t worked out as you can see, where is Wikipedia, and where is knol. Literally where is knol. Many people have forgotten that there is a website called Knol, and that also from Google.
2. GOOGLE WAVE
Google Wave was started in November 2009, and at that time, it was only invitational. I was just too mad about getting an invite for google wave and try it. I got to know that my friend was selling google wave invites on ebay. Well, I got shocked and thought that it must be such a great site. Then I talked to him, and after pleading him, I got an invite for free and I opened it and woah…. this is one of the worst projects so far from Google. Most of the people couldn’t understand it at all. But still, some people who have a group liked it but most people said that Google Wave is just too bad. It was released to the general public on May 19th 2010.
3. NEW ORKUT
Orkut was such a great social networking website, that I just loved it and didn’t even looked at facebook. On 28th October 2009, social networking site. This redesigned orkut is not much failure if we compare it to knol or wave but still, the old orkut was better than this one.. There were a lot of people(who don’t use Facebook) who liked it but on the other hand, there were more than a lot of people(who use facebook) who didn’t liked the new orkut because many features were taken from Facebook, and a bit were taken from twitter. After trying the new orkut, I went back to the old orkut and then I left orkut. And now I love Facebook more than any other
Google Answers was an online knowledge market from Google that allowed users to post questions for well researched answers to their queries. Asker-accepted answers cost $2 to $200. Google Answers was launched in April 2002. Google Answers didn’t work well. After the launch of Yahoo! Answers where we can ask questions for free, Google Answers got in a big trouble. After not being able to defeat the competition, the site had to shut down. This service ended in December 2006 due to excessive demand.
Those were some of the failures from google. If you think that there are more failures, you can tell them in the comments.