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Google+ RIP: Social network to close after users' data left exposed

Google is closing its flagship social network Google+ after data from up to 500,000 users was left exposed by a bug.


10/10/2018  |  Full story...

Google hires 4chan creator to boost social networking efforts

Google has hired Chris Poole, the creator of controversial forum 4Chan, as part of its social network team.

10/03/2016  |  Full story...

The new look Google+: More Pinterest than Facebook

Google has updated the look of Google+ as it looks to respond to user feedback and put "Communities and Collections front and centre" than mimics the likes of Reddit and Pinterest.


20/11/2015  |  Full story...

‘Confusing’ Google+ integration dropped across all products

Google+ profiles will no longer be required to access the other Google products such as YouTube, Search and Maps, after admitting the social network was ‘confusing’ users.

28/07/2015  |  Full story...

Google+ photos RIP: Replaced with new app

Google is shutting down Google+ Photos to make way for its new standalone Google Photos app that went live just a few months ago in late May.

22/07/2015  |  Full story...

Google+ RIP? Social network to split into ‘Photos’ and ‘Streams’

Google is splitting Google+ apart, breaking the social network's photo element away from what it's now calling "Streams."

03/03/2015  |  Full story...

Facebook accounts for quarter of all web traffic (as YouTube drops)

Facebook now drives nearly 25% of the web’s traffic, with YouTube losing out the most, according to new research.

28/01/2015  |  Full story...

The battle for consumer data: Facebook beating Google for social logins

Facebook is leading the race to own customer identity, accounting for more than 60% of all social logins, as the social network and Google look to boost their consumer data.

28/01/2015  |  Full story...

Top 10 social trends in 2014: Twitter troubles, mobile upstarts and the ‘dark social’ debacle

Key trends to check your 2015 plans against:

• Young upstarts breakthrough: Instagram bigger than Twitter as more visual and mobile friendly social networks (SnapChat, Line, WeChat) get user numbers in the hundreds of millions.

• Dark social still untracked: More web content is shared via pasted links in emails that via Facebook and all other social networks combined- but how can brands account for this?

• YouTube and Google+ uncoupled: Google rethinks is social strategy

11/12/2014  |  Full story...

Facebook still top platform for social shares but Pinterest on the rise

Facebook is the main social media source of traffic to other websites by a huge margin, but Pinterest is now in second place, according to new research.

03/11/2014  |  Full story...

Google+ Authourship RIP: Bylines vanish from search results

Google+ has finally ditched its Authorship experiment this week, meaning that search results will no longer display an author’s name with retrieved articles.

01/09/2014  |  Full story...

Google+ ditches real name requirements for YouTube

Google has dropped its requirement for people to use their real names on its social networking service Google+ and its video service YouTube, in a move that suggests the web giant is scaling back its social media ambitions.

18/07/2014  |  Full story...

Google+ authorship photos removed ‘to boost ad clicks’- report

Last month, Google made the controversial decision to remove Google+ author photos from search results. Now, new research suggest that the move has substantially boosted clicks on AdWords ads as users are less inclined to click on organic ads without photos.

15/07/2014  |  Full story...

Dove hosts Google Hangout debate on real beauty

Back in June 2014, Unilever's Dove hosted a debate on beauty at Selfridges flagship Oxford Street store that was be broadcast live on Google+ via a promoted post, as part of its "campaign for real beauty" activity.

View part of the debate here:

10/07/2014  |  Full story...

Google to close first social network Orkut after ten years

Google's first social networking site Orkut will shut down after September, a decade on from its launch, as the internet giant looks to focus on its YouTube, Blogger and Google+ networks instead.

01/07/2014  |  Full story...

Google+ data and photos dropped from search results

In a surprising move, Google is dropping profile photos and Google+ circle counts from its search listings, as the search giant appears to be dialling back on its social media strategy.

30/06/2014  |  Full story...

Top 100 global retailers failing to convert social marketing into sales

A study analysing social commerce strategies of Top 100 Global Retailers shows failure to convert social media into sales, with Tesco the only advanced retailer using social as a sales channel.

19/05/2014  |  Full story...

Is Google+ failing? Report hints at ‘staff cuts and transfers to Android’

Google+ could soon be facing serious cutbacks that will see an end to forced integration with other platforms, dramatically cut division resources and a shift to Google’s fast-growing Android mobile platform, according to a news report.

28/04/2014  |  Full story...

Google+ leader Vic Gundotra quits company

Vic Gundotra, of the key figures behind Google’s social network, is leaving the company.

25/04/2014  |  Full story...

Game of Thrones: The social media version

As the fourth season of popular HBO fantasy series gets underway, this video from Hootsuite reimagines the warring houses as social media platforms.

08/04/2014  |  Full story...

Active use of social media platforms by region

This chart shows the active users for the top 10 social networks by region. Respondents were asked the question "Which of the following services have you used/contributed to in the last month?". Facebook proved to be popular across all regions, with 55% of North American users posting or contributing every month. Interestingly Middle East and African respodents posted to professional social network Linkedln more than any other region (18%).

Active use of social media platforms by region. This chart shows the active users for the top 10 social networks by region. Respondents were asked the question

10/03/2014  |  Full story...

The value of a social share: How do Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and others compare?

A share on Google+ provides most value to retailers, valued at $5 each, but email is still the most valuable channel for retailers, according to new research.

28/01/2014  |  Full story...

Fastest growing global social networks: Instagram and Reddit lead the way

Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media sites worldwide, followed by Reddit, while Facebook’s global audience fell 3% in 2013, according to new data.

24/01/2014  |  Full story...

Google sparks privacy fears after making Gmail contacts ‘public’

Google has caused a privacy stir yet again, as Gmail contact lists will now include both the email addresses of their existing contacts, as well as the names of people on the Google+ social network.

10/01/2014  |  Full story...

YouTube hit by spam as compulsory Google+ login backfires

Google has admitted its YouTube site has become riddled with spam after it switched to compulsory Google+ logins from users to comment on videos.

27/11/2013  |  Full story...

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