Google is shutting down it’s social network
Yesterday Google announced a ten month “sunsetting” period for their underused social network in a blog post . A security review called Project Strobe discovered a bug in Google+ that had the potential to leak personal information from users’ profiles. According to the analysis no one took advantage of the vulnerability – likely because no one bothered to notice.
Even though G+ was well integrated with the company’s other products like Gmail and YouTube, Google had to admit usage is virtually non-existent. “90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds.” – Google blog
The combination of this potential exposure, and the fact that almost no one is using Google+, prompted Alphabet (Google’s parent company) to decide to put G+ out of it’s misery.
What should you do if you keep a profile on G+? Frankly, not much. You’re probably also use other, more widely embraced platforms. Keep working those and just begin removing you data from G+ Ten months will be plenty of time to download and migrate your data before the platform finally slips below the horizon in August of 2019.
Don’t Miss My Last Course of 2018
I am thrilled to be giving my practice marketing course at the American Dental Association headquarters in Chicago next Friday, October 12th.
This is a full day, 7 CEU course that will cover:
- Branding – including evaluating yours
- Websites – make Google love yours
- Social Media – how to use it effectively
- SEO/SEM/ORM – what are they?
- YouTube – making you a star
- and more
This course has had tremendous response, so don’t miss out. Contact Liz Armato at Pride Institute today to register.
Hello, Dental Friends!
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- Tips for using Social Media
- Becoming a YouTube star
- How to write Blogs that get found and read
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