Talk:Google+

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Did not close down 12 hours earlier than expected.[edit]

It is currently 2:00 am Eastern Time and we are still posting to G+. The wikipedia article says it's been shut down 12 hours earlier than expected, this is clearly false 2605:A000:1606:ECE:C9A7:64C3:D80A:DC5F (talk) 06:01, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Negativity and reasons for shutdown[edit]

The "Shutdown of consumer version" paragraph uses proper wording: "The company cited low user engagement and difficulties in 'creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers’ expectations', noting that 90% of user sessions on the service lasted less than five seconds. It also acknowledged a design flaw in an API that could expose private user data."

But it does not list the actual reasons. And many other parts of this article make remarkably negative claims like "were never successful", "ghost town", etc.

The summary also lists incorrect reasons for the shutdown as fact: "Due to low user engagement and disclosed software design flaws […], the Google+ developer API was discontinued […] and Google+ was shut down […]." This is just false. Google+ had millions of active users (List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users lists it in 20th place with 212 million monthly active users) and tens of thousands of users signed a petition against the shutdown. Also the security issues can't be a reason for the shutdown, because they were fixed months ago and the business part of Google+ still uses the same software. Can someone please change those parts to either say that we don't know the real reason or at least make it clear that those "reasons" are just the official excuse made by Google? Fabian42 (talk) 13:21, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Straight from Google: This review crystallized what we’ve known for a while: that while our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps. The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds. [1] We are not here to make our own claims. Google stated they shut down the service for consumers because of low usage and engagement. – The Grid (talk) 18:51, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
I agree. If you think the article is inaccurate, you need to point out where the text varies from the source or cite a reliable source that differs. See also, wp:soapbox. Barte (talk) 11:47, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

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