- Product Type: Social Media Platform
Most people who use Google-owned material like the search engine itself, YouTube, Gmail, etc. in some form will usually sign up for a Google account. Yet this was not always the case, as one would use different accounts for the various different services. Eventually, Alphabet, Inc. felt they could open a social media platform called Google+ that used the same concept MySpace developed. On top of that, it was great for promotion as the search engine would pick up things people promoted on their accounts. However, the service never worked out and eventually died off. The company then made room for the concept we see today.