As Google announce it will close its Google+ Network on Aug. 31, 2019, following reports that the data of a half million Google+ users had been exposed.
The data breach was related to a software bug that affected a small number of Google+ profile fields marked non-public, and the vulnerability was fixed in March.
Google also announce it will be shutting down the social media network. Google Vice President Ben Smith cited “low usage” and said a majority of visitors visit the site for less than five seconds. Very interesting data… since I am always trying to increase this metric…
However, about 21 percent of real estate professionals use Google+ in their businesses, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2018 Technology Survey.
Smith says Google will provide instructions in the coming months on how to download and migrate files. Google will also continue to offer an enterprise-only version of Google+ – a private network for organizations.
Real estate agents still using Google+ should remove Google+ share and follow buttons from their website and blog; and if they have a Community on Google+, they should start migrating it to a new platform, the big questions is which platform or social media network…. Since Facebook is also going through its privacy issues… Even though they are increasing their security by purchasing a new it Security company…. Could it be LinkedIn or the old underdog fast growing twitter. It will be interesting to see where this new available customer base decides to move.
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