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Is Google+ little more than a pathetic afterthought? created 3 years ago on October 12, 2011
Steve Yegge, a Google software engineer, accidentally posted a diatribe publicly instead of privately on Google Tuesday night. And while he has removed the post, his words are still ringing around the Internet. "We don't understand platforms. We don't 'get' platforms. Some of you do, but you are the minority," wrote Yegge, according to a copy of his post picked up by SiliconFilter. "The Google platform is a pathetic afterthought."

Adding that the failure to understand platforms starts at the top of Google's chain of command, Yegge specifically called out CEO Larry Page, co-founder Sergey Brin and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

"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," Yegge wrote, adding that Facebook wants to hire him. "I'm not saying it's too late for us, but the longer we wait, the closer we get to being Too Late." Source