Google has posted it will phase out Google+ to consumers after they exposed the private details of almost 500,000 users and then opted not to report it.
Own your platform
This is a nice reminder that you should own your content. It’s more than fine to republish or share it on every single social media but own it first.
Start a blog, create your content there. I can’t stress this enough. I feel so bad for those who poured so much effort into Google+. I remember following great photographers who didn’t seem to have a blog (I did check their profiles, as I prefer RSS than going into Google+).
Now, what do they do? They will lose all their followers, all their content no longer searchable, they will no longer have the portfolio.
That’s just sad.
Interesting related reads
More objective: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/google-exposed-non-public-data-for-500k-users-then-kept-it-quiet/
More personal: https://elgan.com/blog/social-networking-is-dead