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Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:31 am
by catweazel
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-09/g ... e/10354918
Alphabet Inc's Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data-sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:43 am
by Portreve
So, Google screws up and we the users get punished.

Not real happy about this.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:01 am
by Jendrej
It’s been dead for a few years already. The only person I have come across who was using it was one Android dev, whose app is currently dead too.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:16 am
by Anoep
That will be a huge update on all of their platforms linked to Google +.......

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:00 am
by gm10
Jendrej wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:01 am
It’s been dead for a few years already.
Exactly. Was surprised to see it had actually still been around.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:06 am
by momoftwogirls
As for me, Google+ was the most useless social network ever.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:13 am
by Pjotr
Good. Next: Facebook?

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:44 am
by Faust
Google and certain others are at the top of my personal " &hit Parade " of the most ruthless and relentless data-harvesters on Earth .

It's not a service I would ever have used , so I won't be shedding any tears .
Just the usual caveat about all such services -
Be extremely picky about where you place your trust , now more than ever before .

" Hollywood actress has private photos leaked from cloud storage " .... shock , horror !

I rest my case .

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:44 am
by Pjotr
Faust wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:44 am
" Hollywood actress has private photos leaked from cloud storage " .... shock , horror !
Which one? Where can I see them? :lol:

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:20 am
by aes2011
Google+ is scheduled to be removed in August 2019.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:38 am
by Pepi
I wonder if this will shutdown Google Voice and Gmail? I read some on the internet about this shutdown but nobody seems to really know much yet

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:37 am
by Jendrej
Pepi wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:38 am
I wonder if this will shutdown Google Voice and Gmail?
I don’t even know what Google Voice is, but there’s no way they shut down Gmail. Too many people are using it now. And IMO it’s the best email provider.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
by mediclaser
The only time I used Google+ was when I gave a bad rating for a well-known restaurant 7 years ago. What happened was, my friends and I went there to eat lunch and waited more than 1 hour to get seated. Then, after getting seated and taking our orders (additional 30 minutes), the waitress lost my order. I was told only after all my friends were almost done eating, and the waitress had to re-take my orders. By that time, I was already starving for more than 2 hours in that place. That was the first and last time there. And I did not feel sad when I found out they closed.

So, that's how I put Google+ to good use.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:45 pm
by trytip
the only time i ever went to Google+ is to make sure i was blocking everything it was associated with. i was forced a few times to navigate it when looking for some answers to linux or hardware troubleshootings and comments were posted on Google+ but as soon as i found out how slow the page loaded i would rather have no answer than try to figure out it's layout.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:05 am
by momoftwogirls
Pjotr wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:13 am
Good. Next: Facebook?
Why not. It is not really important like a social media, also everything goes into messengers now. And instagram.

Facebook is ruining a lot in your life
check this article

7 Reasons Why Quitting Facebook Now Is Good For Your Future

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 am
by Jendrej
mediclaser wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
The only time I used Google+ was when I gave a bad rating for a well-known restaurant 7 years ago.
The reviews are a part of Google Maps, not Google+.

Re: Google+ is dead...

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:20 pm
by mediclaser
Jendrej wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 am
mediclaser wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:14 pm
The only time I used Google+ was when I gave a bad rating for a well-known restaurant 7 years ago.
The reviews are a part of Google Maps, not Google+.
That is if you are looking for reviews. But if you are the one writing a review, you use a Google+ account.

But that was 7 years ago. It's possible they have added or changed somethings there.