Ginny's RI House Hunt Blog: Bye Bye Google Plus Great Social Media Site

Bye Bye Google Plus Great Social Media Site

Bye Bye Google Plus Great Social Media Site


It may be news to you and was to me that GOOGLE has decided to shut down G+ (Google Plus) after the disclosure that user information has been exposed.  The worse part of it is that GOOGLE knew about it for months and did not let users, like myself, know about it! google plus Another misstep for this search engine that makes all users shudder.  It is believed that user names, email addresses, occupation, gender and age of users was revealed.  Just be aware of it.




Google Plus has been struggling to match Facebook in its social exercise of 'togetherness' and this was the straw to break the camels back it seems.  Personally I found it more professional and loved the photos, scenes and top posts by SEO gurus to be far superior.  It will be missed by me.  I suppose you can now say all those posts were for not!


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Google Plus is Going Away.


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Comment balloon 25 commentsGinny Gorman • October 09 2018 11:25AM


Good morning Ginny. Thanks for the heads-up. Never used it! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing - I read about that this morning too. I was a "member" but never saw the purpose of it.

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 9 months ago

Good morning, Ginny Gorman there is not site online that is totally safe.... credit cards are compromised....  I would never have my financial information from checking accounts online... never... Google+ is just another example.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 9 months ago

Thank you for this information.  I had have a google plus account but never saw the benefit.

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Keller Williams of Central PA) 9 months ago

I've been expecting this for a few years now, Ginny.  I wonder how the phase-out will go?

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

It was not one of my playgrounds...sooooo won't miss it !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago

Good Morning Ginny Gorman 

I never really used Google +. With digital media we all open ourselves to the wild west unruliness

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) 9 months ago

Hello Ginny,  I guesss I did not hear of this, thanks for letting us know here in the rain.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 9 months ago

I read about this on another post on active rain too. I have not posted much on google plus but google has all our information and hackers may have got it too. I have no idea. It is so scary .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 9 months ago

How safe is anything online if a monster like Google gets hacked?

Posted by Jason Potrzeba, Mortgage Banking Officer (Webster Bank) 9 months ago

I never used it so I know I will not ever miss it

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 9 months ago

The funny thing is that I was thinking of exploring Google Plus, earlier this month.  I've been busy.  And, then yesterday, I learned it was going away.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

Thank for the heads up I had not heard about our friend Google+ but now I know. Have a great week....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 9 months ago

Ginny I had a Google+ account but never did anything with it.  Several "X" ActiveRain members talked very highly of it, but now that it is gone, maybe they will return back to AR.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 9 months ago

Hi Ginny

Yes, the new is making the rounds. I found it useful but I have to say it won't bother me too much to no longer post there.What's ore troubling is the why behind it!!

When is the D Day? Now I need to remember to take down the Google+ logo in various places.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

So much data waiting to be stolen.  I haven't spent my time on G+ for a while. I did enjoy when we had the communities and learned and met some wonderful people. Nothing stays the same. 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) 9 months ago

WOW, thanks for the notice.  I have been managing two or three versions of this for months now and saw some recent activity.  Yes, when a giant like this topples it sends shock waves.

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 9 months ago

Ginny, thanks for the notice about Google+. It just confirms what most of us know which is that any site is vulnerable.

Posted by Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434) 9 months ago

I was wondering why they were shutting it down. Oh well, at least that's one site I don't have to worry about updating! There's enough other sites to keep up with! 

Posted by Melissa Spittel, "Achieving Results Together " (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 9 months ago

I heard that it just down and yet today my "business profile" asked me to add another post.  I guess that's the switch.  The business profiles are more social now?  Anyway, frustrating that they didn't reveal this earlier!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 9 months ago

Ginny,  I have never been a fan of Google/Alphabet.  They are an insidious bunch that should be avoided at all costs.

Because they want to be the repository of all information on the planet - including every bit of your personal information, they will ALWAYS be the largest target for black hat folks.

People should never be surprised when Google is hit, and if they use them for anything, they shouldn't be mad when their info is stolen.

Posted by John Dotson, The experience to get you to the other side! (Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC) 9 months ago

I have had a Google+ account for some time.

Never did figure out how to get any benefit from it.

I had seen that they were taking it down.

I checked and it seems to still be up.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 9 months ago

Thanks for the update - I missed this one :(


Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) 9 months ago

Google Plus had possibilities that were never realized. I have not paid attention to it in a long time.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 8 months ago

I only used G+ because I felt like it helped blog posts get picked up faster. I don't even think the Google execs were using G+!

Posted by Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida (Haven Realty & Investments) 8 months ago

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