From Google Answer to Google+, Google’s app graveyard

Not just successes, for Google. Big G's flops are many, more than you think. To get to know them, all you have to do is visit Gcemetery

Probably, if someone told you, you would find it hard to believe. For many people, in fact, Google is synonymous with guaranteed success, almost infallibility. Instead, Google's flops are dozens and, although few people remember them, even the Mountain View company has projects to be proud of, given the final results.

In some areas more than others, in particular, Big G has shown that it still has something to learn to succeed. Just think, for example, to the various attempts in the world of social networks: from Orkut to Google+ passing through Google Wave, the engineers of the Mountain View house are still looking for the perfect square to create a social network that can somehow worry the various Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, just to name three. The flop projects of Google, however, are not limited to social platforms, but range in various sectors.

Gcemetery, the cemetery of Google flops

If you are curious and want to know all, but really all the flops of Google, then there is a site that is right for you. It's called Gcemetery and, as the name suggests, it's a real graveyard of Big G's apps that didn't have the desired success. The portal is extremely simple and intuitive to navigate: the interface, in shades of gray (as befits a "funeral" site), consists of several tombstones, one for each Big G service that has closed its doors. To recognize them just look at the logo (which replaces the photo of the deceased) and the name that is "engraved" on them, with the date of birth and death. If, on the other hand, you want to know why Google has decided to close Google Reader and Google Plus rather than Picasa or Google Talk, just hover over the tombstone with your mouse cursor and read the text that will appear under your pointer.