The mystery of why Google+ failed has been solved

It's because Brin is 'kind of a weirdo'

It seems mad that any mandatory social network that requires people to sign up using their real names to keep using YouTube, Google and Gmail could fail, and yet Google+ can't really be called a success.

And why? Because Google put someone unsociable in charge of building a social network, reckons Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

"It was probably a mistake for me to be working on anything tangentially related to social to begin with," says self-confessed "kind of a weirdo" and "not a very social person" Brin.

Sounds as though he's much better suited to his current role at Google X where being "kind of a weirdo" is a real leg-up.

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