Mourn Dead Google Products at Their Virtual Graveyard

A partnership of Slate and the New America Foundation.
June 30 2014 3:09 PM

The Google Graveyard

Leave a flower for a deceased Google product.

It’s hard to lose a loved one, especially if that loved one is a Google service. That’s why we’re opening the gates of the Google Graveyard, a virtual space for grieving. Buried in these hallowed grounds are some of Google’s ill-fated services. Some, like Google Reader, lived long, prosperous lives, full of admiration and glory. Most, like Google Wave and Google Buzz, struggled to carve out a place in this harsh, unforgiving world where technologies continuously clash and innovation reigns king. But whether these services transformed our productivity or only polluted our inboxes, they all touched our world in some way.

Click on a grave to leave a flower, and let the healing process begin.

Full-time graveyard staff robots clear out withered flowers regularly; only the last 3,000 are shown.

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Orkut

2004–2014

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Google Schemer

2011–2014

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Google Reader

2004–2013

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iGoogle

2005–2013

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Google Health

2008–2012

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Google Postini Services

2007–2013

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Google News Badges

2011–2012

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Google Adsense for Feeds

2008–2012

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Google Classic Plus

2010–2012

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Google Docs Gadgets

2008–2012

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Google Apps for Teams

2008–2012

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Places Directory App for Android

2009–2012

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Google Video for Business

2008–2012

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Google Listen

2009–2012

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Picasa for Linux

2006–2012

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Picasa Web Albums Uploader for Mac

2006–2012

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Google One Pass

2011–2012

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Google Related

2011–2012

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Google Flu Vaccine Finder

2009–2012

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Jaiku

2007–2012

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iGoogle Social Features

2005–2012

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Google Code Search

2006–2012

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Google Friend Connect

2008–2012

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Knol

2008–2012

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Google Wave

2009–2012

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Google Video

2005–2012

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Google Talk Chatback

2008–2012

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Google Mini

2005–2012

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Picnik

2010–2012

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Google Labs

2002–2011

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Google Pack

2006–2011

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Google Buzz

2010–2011

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Google Sidewiki

2001–2011

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Google Search Timeline

2007–2011

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Google Desktop

2004–2011

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Google Fast Flip

2009–2011

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Google Notebook

2006–2011

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Google Gears

2007–2011

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Google Aardvark

2010–2011

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Google Bookmarks Lists

2005–2011

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Google Lively

2008–2008

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Google Glass

2013–?

Update, June 30, 2014: A new grave was added to the graveyard after Google announced that its first foray into social networking, Orkut, has passed into the technological nether.

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