The Death of Google+ Is Tearing Its Die Hard Communities Apart

Punch line or not, Google+ provided a much-needed outlet for some

Steven T. Wright
5 min readDec 21, 2018

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Few were shocked when Google announced that it was pulling the plug on Google+ this October. The future it promised — a viable alternative to Facebook, albeit one owned by another tech giant — never quite materialized, hobbled by turnover within the…

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Steven T. Wright

Writer and reporter for hire, bylines at Variety, The Outline, Polygon, and elsewhere. Better a Thaw than a Sludden.