Google announces that it is shutting down its Google+ network for consumers after seven years due to “very low usage” and a software error, first reported by The Wall Street Journal , that potentially exposed the data of 500,000 users. Google+ will fully shut down in August 2019.
Facebook comes preinstalled on many devices, it ruins image quality through re-compression and seems to operate through sharing of viral videos and third-party content, i.e. things which the posters did not create themselves. Google+ on the other hand retains excellent image quality and allows one to tap into a stream of creativity. It’s a pity to see it close shop.
What will take its place, where will the communities and creators migrate?