google plus, finally declares itself a flop. I think, this year, traffic on g+ is even smaller than last year. i thought perhaps it's just my circle, but looking at some public communities, or look at personal popular persons, it seems true in general.
since g+ started some 4 years ago, lots of hype, pain, info, hysteria, we have gone thru, and time wasted. The nym war ebb and flow... then, g+ user interface kept changing. y'know, there's many helpful g+ forums or persons that exist, each time g+ UI changed, these guys went head over hills telling us new features, keys, ways to use, but half a year later, it's all changed. The security, settings, config, also changed. Circles, preferences, public or not... not just the UI, but features, and it's stance, relation to other social networks, its meaning for us, etc. Each month or a few, there are perhaps hundreds or thousands articles written about these changes for us to go over... then, remember g+ games? that came with a splash and went away quietly... then, last year, the g+ head, a biggy at google, quit, which spelled the first sign that g+'s not well... and, remember the youtube integration, the picasa merge, and all the shit and bit went with them.
when you think about it, for those of us who follow tech, it's kinda all time wasted... well, as wasted as any of the so called social networks are. A better name is perhaps online social network browser destination ahaha.
it's interesting, there are still people, in usa, who never much heard of twitter or facebook or refused to ever use social networks. Yeah, those exist, and good for them.
as a human animal watcher, it's quite interesting to observe how things have changed, how things are, and how it will be.
if you haven't heard, g+ is going to kinda be split and gradually wane down. google adamantly claims g+ is not going away, but such a claim already says a ton.