Former BBC exec and current consultant and Radioplayer evangelist James Cridland has lost his love for Google+, and penned a blog post explaining why. “It’s so clearly unloved by Google, with no major updates for some time, that I doubt it is worth investing in a product which is so clearly in maintenance mode,” wrote Cridland.
“Many of the people I follow are no longer posting here. Blogger blogposts, automatically thrown in here, make up much of the remainder of things I see. Comments were once thoughtful, but are now mostly full of idiots; communities are either empty or full of spam.” He also noted that Google’s own communities within Google+ are often abandoned. “If Google doesn’t care about Google+, why should I?” Google certainly still has a team actively encouraging musicians to use the service, but the questions about its overall commitment to Google+ as a distinct platform (as opposed to a social layer across all its services) will only increase, we suspect.