Skip to main content

Sergey Brin rues Google+ involvement and calls himself a "weirdo"

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has revealed that his involvement in Google+ was probably ill-advised.

Everybody's least favourite social network is currently on its knees, following the departure of Vic Gundotra, one of the central figures behind the platform.

Read more: Bye, bye, Google+... and good riddance

Now Brin has thrown in his two cents, admitting that himself and social networks are simply a terrible fit, according to the Verge.

"It was probably a mistake for me to be working on anything tangentially related to social to begin with," he said, adding that he's "not a very social person."

However, he says that he did use Google+ for sharing snaps of his family.

Somewhat bizarrely, Brin also conceded that he is "kind of a weirdo."

Towards the end of last summer, Brin was heavily involved in a scandal that rocked Google, and caused Hugo Barra to quit his job as vice president of product management for Android.

Read more: Top Android exec Hugo Barra ditches Google for Chinese firm Xiaomi

According to reports that emerged at the time, a former love interest of Barra entered a relationship with Brin, who had split from his wife shortly beforehand.

Barra joined Chinese smartphone rival Xiaomi and Brin now works on Google X projects.