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Former lead Google+ designer goes on epic tweetstorm about the service

The SVP behind Google+ had a vision of the service that was “fear-based.”

Former lead Google+ designer goes on epic tweetstorm about the service
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Morgan Knutson came to Google in 2011 to lead the redesign on the search giant’s now-disgraced social network. He only stuck around for eight months before jumping ship to Dropbox–and now he’s revealed why.

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Knutson has gone on a multi-day tweetstorm about “how awful the project and exec team was.” In one tweet, Knutson says that the SVP behind Google+ had a vision of the service that was “fear-based”:

Vic’s product vision was fear-based. “Google built the knowledge graph, and Facebook swooped in and built the social graph. If we don’t own the social graph then we can’t claim to have indexed ALL the world’s data.”

The whole tweetstorm is an interesting read, which you can do by clicking through on the tweet below.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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