It was touted as being the “photographer’s” social media platform by many in the business. Now, however,Google+ is being shut down. Over the next ten months, the site will slowly wind down allowing users to download their data, photos, and videos before closing completely in August 2019. To some photographers, this will not be a great surprise but to many, there will be some sadness at its closure. Photography has been, and remains one of Google+’s strongest bastions, with large, active communities sharing great photos and sage advice. Sadly this was not true of many other communities where interactivity dried up leaving much of G+ a tumbleweed infested ghost town. So while we are on the tortured Western metaphors, let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly of Google’s social media platform.
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Jason has more than 35 years of experience as a professional photographer. He now concentrates on producing travel stock photography and video from around the world, and you can get to know him better here