Doesn't matter how cool it might look. The last thing people need is another social network, and this is the main reason why Google+ is failing.
Google have a lot of awesome projects and they should focus on what they do best.
It's just a sideproject at Google.
I know I'm in the minority but I still really enjoy Google+ It's an excellent source of inspiration—especially as a designer—and I check it daily for all sorts of content from illustration to typography to architecture, photography, web & anything else that interests me. The new content discovery feature is great for this.
The best google+ possible... IMG_1341.jpg
The UI is horrible. How you expect to enjoy a service in a desktop computer showing the UI like if you were on a phone. The hamburger menu, useless shit, also, showing the results in the background.
Everything about this is awful, just pull the plug for christ sake, it's just cruel at this point.
I thought Google+ was going to be super duper cool when it was an invite-only thing, but that fire quickly faded out once they went public. I don't think the problem was the fact that people used Facebook. Marketshare can change. I think the problem was that it didn't do many things, if any, better than Facebook. Facebook gained traction and annihilated MySpace back in the day. At some point, Facebook is going to lose momentum and something else will take over. It's just a matter of when.
With that being said, I think that Google+ has a steep uphill battle to gain marketshare. I don't think it's going to work.
Of course they write the release article ON Google+, just to make people have to check it out if they want to bother to read the article...sigh
I have to say, for everything that Google has killed in the past, I'm surprised that they're constantly redesigning this platform. Props to the G+ team.
♫ ...same as the old Google+ ♫
(sorry I couldn't help myself)