Google+ shutting down. Time to start a blog

Google has posted it will phase out Google+ to consumers after they exposed the private details of almost 500,000 users and then opted not to report it.

Own your platform

This is a nice reminder that you should own your content. It’s more than fine to republish or share it on every single social media but own it first.

Start a blog, create your content there. I can’t stress this enough. I feel so bad for those who poured so much effort into Google+. I remember following great photographers who didn’t seem to have a blog (I did check their profiles, as I prefer RSS than going into Google+).
Now, what do they do? They will lose all their followers, all their content no longer searchable, they will no longer have the portfolio.

That’s just sad.

Ricard Torres

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Senior Front-end Software Engineer from Barcelona, Haidong Gumdo Instructor (korean martial art of the sword), street photographer, travel lover and TV addict.

4 Replies to “Google+ shutting down. Time to start a blog”

  1. @juliank I feel the same way! We need to bring back as it used to be.

    We need to own our content and share it everywhere, but own it first.

    https://www.ricardtorres.com/rant/google-plus-shutting-down/

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  2. I’m still reading so many reactions to + shutting down to consumers rather soon. Most are taking this opportunity to own back their content.

    Have you started a blog yet?

    https://www.ricardtorres.com/rant/google-plus-shutting-down/

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