The Dismantling of Google+: Time to Say Goodbye?

Oh, Google. Surely we appreciate you but you’ve become Tim the Toolman Taylor of tech. You’re definately lovable but consistently missing the mark.

Google is currently dismantling Google+, so you’re off the hook if Google Plus was one of those social media platforms you didn’t really understand anyway.

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According to a blog post by Google, everything is in its right place and they say, “while we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink.” One of those choices being the requirement that users must use their Google+ profile as a login for all sites.

Going forward, you won’t be required to use your Google+ identity for all other websites and services. YouTube will be the first. Now if you want to make YouTube comments, you won’t have to open or use a Google Plus account. Troll on, trolls.

What does this mean? In short, it means Google is attempting to separate its failing social media network from its other, more successful sites such as YouTube or Hangouts. We’ll let you guess what comes next.

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 Image from Google’s Google+ page. (Meta, huh?)

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