Google said it will be closing Google+ in the coming months. Some fans are saying that a security breach the surfaced recently is only an excuse to shut down the company. This firm has a small but loyal fanbase. After the lunch of Google+, what some call a wannabe-rival to Facebook, in 2011, the small but loyal fanbase religiously supported this platform.
Plus became a learning platform for teachers and an idea platform for writers and reporters who wanted to share ideas on recent works. There are other smaller platforms that might benefit from this shut down, Mastodon and MeWe are two. Still, the Plus site was populated by people who were unusual, different and smart according to those who are leaving.
Having thought this day would come, some of the most loyal members of the platform started to prepare, putting together a Pluspora or Diaspora Foundation that was started just a month ago. Diane Cleverly, a co-founder of Pluspora and a medical writer said that Plus filled her social life and that the closely tied groups feel like family. This is a small but tight community.
Several users were interviewed and made is clear that the security breach was not a problem but a footnote on a Google site, saying that the company would be shut down, was a more pressing issue. These loyal followers said that they did not feel that the problem and the communication were handled properly.