Rumors are that Google might be planning to kill Google+ or at least put it into a Walking Dead-like “zombie” mode, as TechCrunch characterizes it — and something Google denies. There are some good reasons for Google ...
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According to researcher Danny Sullivan, Google is talking about “killing out” Google+. They plan on doing this to better Google’s image and stand its place in the new social battlefield. Google figures that turning Google+ into an actual platform, instead of just a product, will enhance their chances of more consumers and less competition. Since Google is the second place rival to Facebook, they predicted that ending Google+ will allow Google to be a full-featured social network. They believe that Google will replace Facebook and become the top social site.
In the past, Google had Google Accounts before they created Google+. However, Google got rid of it because it was not as successful as they planned that it would be and did not attract the consumers they predicted. Because of this, I think that getting rid of Google+ will have the same affect. Although it may seem like a good idea to kill it off so that Google can have all the capabilities of both Google and Google+, I think that the same thing will happen and it will not be affected. Over one billion Facebook users are happy and content with using Facebook as a platform and I do not think that a change like this will get them to switch over.