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Is Google Slowly Killing Off Google Plus?

Things surrounding Google Plus have been eerily quiet for some time now and many were hoping that Google I/O would bring about some news – alas Google I/O has come and went and no mention of Google Plus was made. Rumors started. Thoughts wandered.

And then people began to notice that their name within the Google header no longer links them to their Google+ profile; nor does it appear with a preceding plus sign like we’ve become used to. Instead you just have an un-clickable placeholder with your name. This change has been applied across the entire Google suite – including Search, gMail, and even on Google+ itself.

Google themselves hasn’t made any official comment about this change – however if you remember back in March there were some rumors about the launch of a potential Google+ replacement called Photos and Streams. Something Bradley Horowitz confirmed on, interestingly enough, his Google+ profile. Heh.

What are you’re thoughts on the future of Google Plus? Will it simply be disbanded and split up into a variety of different services? Will it be preserved? Let me know in the comments below.

 

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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