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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 1:38:42 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
I thought Medium had its own turmoil. It shifted business models abruptly a couple years ago and lost a bunch of authors. I thought it had turned into a marketing-esque press release playground, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/10/2019 1:09:47 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@mhhf1ve you gotta get it to fit in a Tweet. If they microblog they just thread their tweets, which gave rise to unroll apps. But I also see more and more people writing on Medium -- even companies (not to mention my daughter).

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 12:23:01 PM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
Blogspot/Blogger seems to be more alive than Tumblr in my opinion. I dunno if anyone at google noticed the opportunity to grab users fleeing from Tumblr... but... maybe microblogging has had its day and isn't a thing anymore?

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Ariella
Ariella
2/10/2019 10:15:56 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
@Susan Google glass has found a second life in industry. I wrote about it here. As for blogspot, it's still alive and kicking. I have several blogs on it, and I encouraged my kid to post his writing there. It doesn't have the capabilities of Wordpress, but it's fine for your pretty straight-froward blogs, and the hosting is free. I started with Wordpress blogs back in 2005, but it was included in my web hosting, so when I switched, the blog went poof.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
2/10/2019 9:32:10 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
And don’t forget about Google Glass. In life support? :D lol I didn’t know Blogspot was still alive. I thought it was declared dead long ago. This is the first time I hear about it in ages!

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 4:26:11 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
It's interesting that so many of google's dead projects are actually branded with a google name. Google Fiber. Google Wave. Google+. Whereas products like YouTube Music and Blogspot/Blogger are kept on life support for well beyond expectations. I think failures with Google branding are more likely to bite the dust than failures that don't bear the google moniker....?

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
2/10/2019 1:53:52 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
As far as I know, Google has never fixed a product. The products that are out and in use are the products that have worked well. Google also tried to replace Gmail with something else and it didn’t work. So Gmail is still out strong. Yahoo! Has been dead for longer than what I remember. Yahoo! Is the opposite than Google. Instead of killing the products when they don’t work or don’t work any longer Yahoo! Let them be there, in the jungle of failed products just to die slowly by themselves. There has no been innovation in Yahoo! For ages. And as said, Yahoo! Is just a dead company, a zombie, if you prefer.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 1:29:38 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
I've been trying to think of a google product that google actually tried to fix... and I'm coming up empty. GoogleVoice? Google messaging apps? The jury is still out on those because I think those services may be miles off in the near future. As an experimental company, Google has fared better than Yahoo. Yahoo didn't kill enough of its products-- and they just drained the innovation until the end.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
2/10/2019 12:57:40 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
Yes, in that sense Google is great in pushing others thanks to its doings. It has happened many times. I just want to clarify that I am not criticizing Google in any negative way. I think Google has a way of doing things that is pragmatic and serves the company and others in many ways. It’s only good to have in mind that a project that Google starts may or may not be aborted at some point. If people understand that Google is an experimental company there is nothing to criticize about what the company does. And as you say, there are always good side effects in the way that other companies get faster in fixing their own offering and deploying their product or service.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/10/2019 12:33:36 AM
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Re: What caused micro tenching to fail?
Google fiber also had an indirect purpose-- not to necessarily provide broadband for profit, but to spur more broadband so that more users have access. Arguably, it succeeded by giving AT&T and others competition and forcing them to deploy fiber faster.

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