Google+ Diminishing

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Google is a large company that starts and stops many projects and trials. For the longest time, GMail was considered a beta test product. Google+ has been around for a while now, but it never really thrived as a social network to compete with Facebook and Twitter. As a user, there were things I liked about it and some I didn’t, just like Facebook and Twitter. Yesterday, Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, announced that he was stepping down and leaving Google after 8 years. Reports are stating that Google+ will no longer be considered a product, but instead, a platform. This means that Google will probably step back on its forced integration where certain products of Google have been requiring you to setup a Google+ account.

Google has reportedly been reorganizing the team and reassigning 1,000 to 2,000 employees to other projects. Most of those have probably moved into their mobile Android division.

Ironically enough, Google+ is currently atop the Twitter Trends.

I’ve had a Google+ profile since the social network launched, but I never really used it much. I still use Google Talk (or Hangouts now), but even that has mostly been replaced by Facebook Messenger now. Will you continue using Google+?

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