The Google Cemetery: The Resting Place of Products the Technology Giant Discontinued – Site of the Day

The Google Cemetery: The Resting Place of Products the Technology Giant Discontinued - Site of the Day



Remember GoogleGlass? How about Google Plus or Google Answers? Now you can pay your final respects to all the good (and bad) ideas the tech giant has decided to put an end to at The Google Cemetery.

Created by Naeem Nur, a web developer from Bahrain, the website features a list of the American company's extinct products, categorized by “date of death” since 2006. Browsing the different dates, you can access each of more than 150 digital headstones and discover not only the reasons why they left this world, but also some data about its launch and lifetime.

The site also has a detailed list of the number of products that have “passed away” per year. According to the funeral records, 2011 was the date that had the most victims, including Google Buzz, an instant messaging service or Google Labs, the company's platform for introducing new services.

Already in 2019, 16 products met their final destination, from Google Plus, the company's failed social networking attempt, to GOO.GL, the link shortening tool, to Mr. Jingles, the lovely notification widget in bell shape.

In addition, “Google Graveyard” includes a section dedicated to the lifetime of Google products. By averaging the length of all "victims" who are part of the cemetery, its creator has come to the conclusion that one of the new features released by the company will probably not last more than four years.



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