I haven't heard this. Where did you hear about it?
G+ never did do well. The security breach is just an excuse to get rid of a failing product.
It's not just an excuse. It was a serious loss of data. People's names, addresses, dates of birth, occupation, and relationship status, etc. They withheld the fact that it occurred for six months.
https://www.sciencealert.com/google-kep … rs-privacy
Yeah, was not a good product. Google doesn't seem to social media very well. Heck of a search engine though.
Several news sources in UK and I don't understand fully what they mean. Please check if you're in US.
Apparently they are. They state it has to do with a security breach that occurred during the summer; however, it was struggling to compete with Facebook since its inception.
Yup, they are, apparently there was a security breach of around 500,000 accounts. And as Dean says they were struggling to compete and this isn't a surprise. This was bound to happen even without the security breach. They will, however, continue to allow businesses and others who use it to continue using it, to what extent though, I'm not sure.
Looks like the original report was from Reuters: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reute … litch.html
G+ has been in the dumps for a long time. Many communities there are now the playground of spammers, radicals, and porn ads.
Not surprising ... Google had its go. Unfortunately, it seems nothing can compete with the FaceBook monster
I heard about this. It's probably because it tried to be the next big social media site and literally no one cared, haha!
No, I didn't know. Didn't Google usually send an email upon shutting down anything? They did send a notification via email but it was about Google News & Weather being replaced.
Some of the communities I'm in have been deleted. And these were active ones with minimal spam.
Seems like the end is confirmed.
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