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IS Google+ still a thing, or just a total silo?

WHilst my blog posts get occasional tweets/retweets, Facebook Likes, LinkedIn shares, there is absolutely no pick up at all in the Google+ space. IS that because Google+ really is a walled garden style enclave that looks only within itself for content?

FFS, wake up...
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Describing  it as an aggregator was me misapplying the term. I mean material already within G+, like your comment here but not your  #rstats  post. I'd see that visiting +Tal Galili's R-bloggers, which I'd love to see on G+.  
#wordpress  offer some integration:
http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-integration/ 
Otherwise there's hacks, which may or may not last: 
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9615245/publish-wordpress-posts-in-google-plus
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Absolutely...

See also Phil Bradley's  http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/10/google-continues-to-kill-advanced-search.html, remarking on "one of the best examples of this is the way in which they are continuing to downgrade the advanced search function".

At ILI2013, Phil made a powerful remark about Google becoming more and more of a telling engine than a search engine (google tells you things, rather than lets you search for them...).

Yep... Shark. Jumping. Or is it called a pivot nowadays?
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I totally agree. I work with technology, and I can say that Google has more than once "soften" its search, then tuned it again and so on.
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Google say they are not evil...are really not?
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I'm finding it ever easier not to be impressed by Google announcements...
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I think we're being played in ways that hadn't occurred to me, or that I hadn't fully grokked, before...
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I think there's possibly a business idea in this...
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If you're looking to for a hack to learn over the weekend, why not try this? An intro to mapping (company) networks using Gephi:-)
#schoolOfData  
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I saw it here first, and several times.
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Although I make use of a lot of Google tools and applications, I am looking for ways of weaning myself off them as Google seems to become ever more inward looking. Remember, the web is not the internet, and neither is Google...

http://blog.ouseful.info/2013/05/16/google-lock-in/
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Try checking the comments to the GCal post - there may be a fix in there... (I need to retrun to this post to do an updated version, but other things keep getting in the way first..)
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As Google shuts down services I do use in the hope that I use Google services, they seem to be missing the point about why I use the services I do and what I value about them...
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Oh yeah.. PPS I pay for the Flickr service with cash too...
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Another glue logic use of #scraperwiki  using #opencorporates  data. Any d3js/sigma.js hackers out there fancy working on a front end?!;-)
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