It has been four years since Google first introduced their own social network, Google+. When it first launched, it was invite-only (I was one of the lucky ones who got to be apart of the invite-only beta) then it eventually became necessary to have a Google+ account if you used any of Google’s services.
Here is part of the blog post that Google made when they first introduced Google+:
Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools.
In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it.
We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests. And so begins the Google+ project:
Today, Google still give Google+ some attention with regular updates. It is estimated that there are 500 million Google+ users but you should take into consideration that Google would automatically create a Google+ account for anyone who signed up with Gmail. The number of active users is well below the number of active users on Facebook, Twitter or other popular social networks.
There have been also countless times where people have speculated that Google+ is going to be killed off but those rumors can be laid to rest because it seems like Google+ isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
So here’s to many more years of Google+.
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