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Old 02-05-2019, 10:45 AM   #1
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Google+ Is Shutting Down.

Google+ is shutting down.

In a rare defeat, Google has announced it is shutting down this platform, which for most MyOnlineToolbox customers was never an issue in the first place (since we promoted a separate social sharing platform to focus upon).

Regardless, take a moment to review this Google help page to ensure you transition away from the platform correctly, and of course remove the Social Sharing Icon from your website too.

All summarized here on the Google Support Forum
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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Re: Google+ Is Shutting Down.

yup. Didn't expect that.


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Old 02-05-2019, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: Google+ Is Shutting Down.

Have no idea what it is, or was.

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Old 02-05-2019, 05:25 PM   #4
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Re: Google+ Is Shutting Down.

Thank you, I hadn't thought about the need to remove that share icon from my site.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:08 AM   #5
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Re: Google+ Is Shutting Down.

Does this mean we won't be able to log into sights or games with our G+ info? If so, I won't be doing as much site joining or such. It makes it much easier to sign into things like YouTube and such.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:05 PM   #6
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The service that verifies your InterNet I.D. is at the same time watching and Recording for third parties everything that you do.....

In the old days they'd cut the tongues out of the house slaves to cut down on gossip.

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Old 02-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #7
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Re: Google+ Is Shutting Down.

Google + was a failure from the start. For what it's worth, I wouldn't rely on anything Google. I does use some of their services, but I now always ask myself what would I do if they shut it down (a good practice for any cloud based SAAS (software as a service) today. Google has a habit of building a 1/4 baked product, never improving the product and then shutting it down when it fails to perform (bring in enough ad revenue?).

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Re: Google+ Is Shutting Down.

The company’s official explanation is that it decided to shutter the site “due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations”. Perhaps those “challenges” largely relate to a data leak in the social network that it discovered in March 2018 but did not disclose for six months.

That leak “potentially affected up to 500,000 accounts”, allowing third-party applications to access information marked as private, although Google said it had found “no evidence that any profile data was misused”.

The company had initially planned to shut the social network down in August this year, but in November it discovered another bug that gave apps access to non-public information, and brought forward the shutdown to April.


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