This album was created on G+ by Google, from photos included in my +Blogger blog posts from 2006 through 2011. When I posted this album on August 29, 2011 I had 3403 contacts and the post received 90 +1s and over 30 shares. G+ was truly a vibrant community then. Yesterday with over 2,000,000 contacts, ranked #52 on G+ among individuals in the U.S. by +CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/p/+JeffreySullivan?), most active post had 42 +1s and no post had more than 1 share.
Yesterday on +Facebook, +Robert Scoble said,
"When I speak around the world I ask people what social networks they use. Nearly no one is on Google+. Google finally is realizing they lost. I don't see good things ahead for Google+."
Having invested a chunk of my life to the community, to the platform, I hope that +Yonatan Zunger and the Google engineering teams can resurrect G+, but I don't think that the core strategic problems or resolutions lie with +YouTube or other Google product integration, as the recent post by +Bradley Horowitz seemed to say.
Removing integration would be a required step towards dropping G+ or hiding the functionality inside of something else, so perhaps Scoble's thoughts offer some valuable insight.
I'm still rooting for Google+, but actions speak louder than words, and I'm not seeing much action, much life left in it.
#landscapephotography #ghosttown #gplus
Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan
Images from my Blog
Here's an album Google+ auto-created from posts to my blog at www.MyPhotoGuides.com.
I thought it was a regular Picasa album, so I started to delete duplicates… then after the first few dozen, I actually read the warning that doing so would also delete the photos from my blog. Oops.
Feel free to share these if you like (thanks!). I shared the album early on when I first joined Google+ and had few circle contacts, so few people have seen them so far.
In Album Active Sole