When it comes to social media platforms, Google + was always a bit of an anomaly. It wasn’t as image-focused as its competitors like Instagram, its messenger services were a step below that of Facebook and its posts were not as simple and user-friendly as Twitter. In all regards, it wouldn’t be out of place to call it a jack of all trades, and master of none. Though it surely had some loyal followers over the years, things have changed majorly for the platform as it will be shutting down over the coming months. So in this blog, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what went wrong, and what this says about finding the right set of social media platforms that work for you.
Security is Key
One of the major reasons for Google + shutting down is a series of leaks that have taken place over the years. Google relies heavily on managing A LOT of data from its users, and are capable of getting information that is very hard to come by without express permissions from the user. When something leaks from them, it is a big, BIG deal. The last major leak from Google + affected 52 million users and was as recent as December 2018. This actually caused Google to accelerate plans for shutting down its Google + service, which just proves how important strong security is to maintaining successful social media platforms.Read More