Monday, February 4, 2019

The Demise of Google+

So Google’s social media experiment will be ending in a couple months, and I was curious how my fellow bloggers are approaching this deadline. Do you care? Does it matter?

My only real concern is if there will be any ill effects on my Blogger account. Hopefully, not, but since Google+ required Blogger comments to use their service for a time, all those old Google+ comments on my blog will likely disappear. Other than that, I’m not anticipating any major issues.

How about you? Are there any known issues to be aware of? Any precautions you are taking?

11 comments:

  1. I didn't use Google+ much, so I don't expect it to affect me, but it's a real shame for those who enjoyed it regularly. Hope you don't experience too many issues with Google+ ending!

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  2. Yeah, wow the day after I blog about this, all my Google+ comments disappear...very coincidental...

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  3. I for one am happy to see Google+ go. It annoyed me no end, so I seldom did anything with it. Now I'm doing battle with Wordpress to do my blog. Maybe I'm just not as clever with tech as I thought.

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    1. I know what you mean. Everything is always in flux.

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  4. It's an ever-shifting target, so I'm pretty sure it's not just you :)

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  5. I did change a few things on how I blog. When people click on my profile picture in the blog comments, it takes them directly to my blogger page where they can select which blog to read. Previously, it went directly to my Google Plus page. Now, I add my posts manually on Google Plus for anyone who wishes to read my stuff there. I'm wondering how it will affect blog visitors, too.

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    1. Yeah, so long as Blogger remains, I'll be satisfied :)

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  6. I wondered the same thing. I've switched my blog setting back from google + to the original google. I trust we don't have any issues. (Toes crossed, fingers firmly on the keyboard)

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    1. Yeah, we're all kind of in the same boat. Hopefully, all goes well.

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  7. I never did change over to google comments. I stayed with the default blogger comments. I had a feeling... You'll need to swap your link when you leave comments on other people's blogs because at the moment it's still going to your google page--ie, return it back to the blogger profile.

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  8. Hi Mark - fortunately I never went over ... I do like to keep things simple - but then I haven't published a book or two ... take care and cheers Hilary

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