Oh no +Sarah Lacy
, not you and +PandoDaily
jumping on the Google+ is a failed social network as well!
You haven't posted (publicly) since August 23rd 2013(!) and that was your one and only post.
Pando haven't used their page since February 24th 2014.
I get it, you tech journalists just don't like it here. Doesn't mean it isn't a social network. I hardly use Twitter for anything other than passive information any more. I deleted my Facebook account 2 years ago after yet another change in security policies that I didn't agree with and couldn't be bothered to work out (again) how to reverse.
Here, however, I have active daily engagements with numerous people on numerous diverse topics. Communities, collections, and hangouts are my entire social life. Last time I checked (2 seconds ago for this post) I had 2117 followers and had 1298 people and brands circled. And that's not unmanageable. Using the tools Google+ gives me I have a diverse, but relevant home stream with constantly updating content. I have engagement on my posts and photos that puts the peak of my Twitter use to shame.
Google may have shoe-horned Google+ into all their products to drive engagement, and now may be backing down on that (which is the only story here), but that does not mean that Google+ is a failed social network. None of the people I engage with were forced here by the shoe-horning; they choose to be here, and choose to continue to be here.
Please, please stop flogging the "ghost-town", "failed social network" angle.