#GOOGLPLUS where would you go?
the shutdown concerns consumers only.
Will there remain a business version???
Originally shared by Nina Trankovа
Google+ Remains Focused on Enterprise Only. Google + for Consumers is Closing
In this blog post, Ben Smith @Google Engineering has announced the sad news about G+’s closing for free usage by consumers.
„To give people a full opportunity to transition, we will implement this wind-down over a 10-month period, slated for completion by the end of next August. Over the coming months, we will provide consumers with additional information, including ways they can download and migrate their data“ end of quote
Google+ for businesses
„….we have many enterprise customers who are finding great value in using Google+ within their companies. Our review showed that Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where co-workers can engage in internal discussions on a secure corporate social network. Enterprise customers can set common access rules, and use central controls, for their entire organization. We’ve decided to focus on our enterprise efforts and will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses.“ end of quote.
The reasons behind Google’s decision are permissions Google’s API services give to developers. Here’s the updated Policy:
The article mentions „Project Strobe—a root-and-branch review of the third-party developer access“ not finding any evidence of misused data yet the analysis showed that up to 438 applications may have used this API and up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were potentially affected: this data is limited to static, optional Google+ profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age that were shared with the user but not marked as public.
Project Strobe’s review is not the sole reason for sunsetting G+ free usage by consumers. Low usage is been pointed as the other reason plus demands for tightened control over consumer’s data.
To me, Google’s decision in view of data privacy, GDPR and hearings in the Senate last week translates into just this: accountability online.
The saddest issue I see is not the closing of G+ free usage by consumers but the threat of a totally controlled web space across networks, where all are broadcasting in front of an empty stage.
NO permission is been allowed (my interpretation)
#GooglePlusKnowledge #GooglePlusSynergize #EnterpriseOnly
I really need my G+ collection for my teaching!