Is Google shooting itself in the foot with social search?

Personally, I was very excited when Google+ came out. I thought they could be a true competitor to Facebook. However, since they’ve started, Google has done nothing to keep my enthusiasm for their social network.

First, they failed miserably with brand pages. Brands wanted to get out there and promote the network, what did they do? They shut down those accounts and told brands to wait. Really? People are really anxious to try your product and promote it for you and you’re going to tell them no? Really?! Continue reading