‘The Google Graveyard’ shows everything Google has killed [Infographic]

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We’re just a few days passed the stinging loss of Google Reader, which the company shut down despite an internet-wide outcry, so what better time to look back at everything that’s gotten the axe over the years.

Larry Kim created this neat little infographic, showing everything from the recent shutdown of Google Reader to things like Jaiku, which is a microblogging service with posts like haiku. Yeah, I know, I’ve never heard of it either.

The fact that some of these services are no longer around doesn’t surprise me, but there are a few that would still make sense. Google Answers would be one of them, since experiences with services like Yahoo Answers can range from good to really really bad. Google Labs was also a great way to beta test features that would eventually make their way onto existing services, and I’m surprised that the company known for beta features killed it.

Click on the image below so you can check out the graphic:

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Did you use any of the services that Google has killed over the years? I think I’m over the Google Reader shutdown, but still surprised they did it. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

[via Gizmodo]

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  1. Louis

    I couldn’t believe Google ditched G Labs …. I liked to occasionally log in there and try out new features, that’s half of what made Gmail great

    (which btw has taken 3 steps back recently with them forcing new & unwanted big changes on users — months later and I still prefer the previous interface)

  2. John

    Google’s apparent disregard of its consumer base is the reason why I walked away from all things Google earlier this year. A hard choice full of anxiety but there is life without Google and I am beginning to enjoy it. Now that Google is the elephant in the room, they forget it was us voting by OUR CHOICES who put them where they are. I believe I am in a vanguard of consumers who are now voting “with our feet” to abandon Google since they no longer listen to us.

    There are still many companies who are glad to welcome you – that have nothing to do with Google. Now, months later, I have to say I don’t miss Google at all anymore. RIP to you too, Google.