After nearly eight years of service, Google has taken the time in its social networking effort, Google+. So far, any user who could had some memories that are worth it on the platform we must downloaded their data – yesterday was the last day to do this. But from the last day to the first, the site was full of challenges.
The network was the latest link in a chain of incomplete social media efforts. They included interconnection media, such as Google Wave, that should bring together email, social networks, instant messaging, and other sources. Shortly before G +, the company put together a mess of instant messaging features and put them in Gmail, calling it Google Buzz. He was overthrown after two years in major privacy breaches. Any of these services served, at best, as a bridge to people who needed to be in many social media existing in their lives, but were never strong enough to remain the only alternative to Facebook and Twitter.
Born June 28, 2011, the "Google+ Project" brought to the surface a simple premise: users could interact with their "Circles" of friends in any way they wanted, sharing as much or as little information as they wanted. People can follow topics or "sparks" to learn and contribute interesting links, images and experiences. A rudimentary instant messaging system was created for the "Huddle" people.
The advent of Google+ also brought a video call medium that later turned into a self-employed chat application, the dying Hangouts. Before turning into a cancerous Frankenstein of SMS, phone calls and live streaming, Hangouts was geared toward impromptu meetings or talking to friends and co-workers.
Android Police played a role in bringing more than 7,800 people to Google+ in the early days of early access. The masses came on the scene to experience another vision of the digital society that, even in 2011, had already matured into a bed of commercial content, political traffic and unglazed anguish. Many who gathered hoped that things would be better than the fences and that they could share their lives on the internet with the focus and attention that each disparate part of them deserved.
The tech giant had ammunition to deal damage with more than 500 million users on its third anniversary. One way to be proud of this number was through aggressive integrations with sister services. You have made the G + registration mandatory when signing up for Gmail or Google Play Games.
Most notably in 2013, Google began requiring Google+ accounts for those who wanted to post comments on Google-uploaded YouTube videos, which meant that real names had to be used. The anonymous legions of YouTube commentators complained about the loss of the right to post whatever they wanted – with or without vitriol – in the comfortable privacy of a pseudonym.
YouTube comments have become more of a joke than ever. There was less discrimination and verbal aggression against video creators, but many G + opponents simply copied and pasted ASCII art from a doll called "Bob," telling Google to bring screen names.
Source: Know Your Meme
If this subject smells like openings from all the stories we've seen about online harassment and extremist radicalization, it may have been a shame that Google killed that possible solution in 2015. Then again, Google+ has killed its goodwill. , also.
Faded hopes did not change Google+ as much as Google's own calculations of data collection and profit. Ultimately, more people eventually came back to the vortices of traditional social media or sought more reclusive alternatives, such as Instagram and Snapchat.
Lastly, it was this spam, advertisement, and overreach sandwich that affected Google+. The platform had ended with the use of invasive recruiting tactics, while doing little more to maintain its base. Those who most recently used the site spent 5 seconds or less each time before they walked away.
Google acknowledged this rumor last October in an internal memo leaked about a vulnerability that allowed third parties to access private information from friends and relatives of users without their consent. Although it was corrected quickly, it was not released in a short time for fearing the scrutiny of the regulator. In December, Google revealed that another vulnerability, with similar implications, affecting more than 52 million accounts, had to be fixed in the previous month. The incident has speeded up the company's clock for Google+ shutdown. He announced his final schedule on January 30.
The company probably kept Google+ alive for much longer than it should have. Much of this care should have been given to Hangouts: for all its flaws, it has become a convenient, direct communication application that people with Gmail accounts trusted. It has earned a second life with unrecoverable applications for corporate users and is expected to carry forward a significant legacy after its initial implementation.
Google+ will need to be reminded of what it used to be, the content it used to hold, the posts and comments that people can find in Google Takeout files one day, if they prefer to keep them, and at least one way. , will be considered with affection. However, we take into account all the other ways in which the network has sought to stay afloat through different modes of friction, and we have a very long footnote in Google's biographical annals.