SO. Google Plus is shutting down. There was a software flaw that apparently exposed a heap of user data of up to 500,000 people. I didn’t know that many people used Google Plus.
Fascinating that when faced with a software flaw they just figure they’ll throw the whole thing out.
“Should we fix it?”
“Nah – just chuck it.”
I’ve done that with a $10 toaster before, but not a social network. I guess the Google execs finally realised the value that everyone else thinks Google Plus is worth.
For context, Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica foible affected between 30 -87 million users and arguably changed the course of history.
Last week’s Facebook hack affected at least a further 50 million users.
Zuck ain’t shutting that thing down. Zuck is doing swimmingly. Google Plus is not.
Google’s attempt at a Facebook alternative is a classic example of doing everything right, and still getting it wrong. It’s a beautiful interface, is a pleasure to use, is fast but is a complete ghost town. What went wrong?
If you want to read more about the data breach, then have a read on SBS.
See you all soon, somewhere, but not on Google Plus.
PS: We do actually have a Google Plus account…here.