LuckyOtter – The demise of Google+
I just got this notification from Google that my account with Google Plus (and most likely yours, too) is being shut down in April. (I do not think this affects Gmail accounts.).
This will affect Blogger (Google’s blogging platform) at least as far as ability to comment there (comments default to your Google+ account name), and WordPress, insofar as our posts may no longer be shared on Google+ and the G+ button will no longer work.
This development, coupled with Google’s new algorithms (that I am pretty sure now are the primary factor responsible for the drastic drop in blog hits I’ve experienced of late) makes me think that Google is turning its sights more onto web developers and large corporate accounts and away from consumers, leaving writers, hobby bloggers, and owners of small business and art sites scrambling for now.
Google and WordPress appear to have formed some sort…
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