Goodbye Google+

Well, it’s been on its way out for some time, but I finally got around to removing the share on Google+ button from my outdoor sites (Texas Hiking, Austin Explorer and Hiking Trailhead).

Red lined for removal

It seems like it was only yesterday when the Google juggernaut set its sights on Facebook and prognosticators on both sides of the debate offered up their opinions on what the eventual outcome would be. Many thought Google would eat Facebook’s lunch. Spoiler alert… it didn’t happen.

Now that Google has thrown in the towel, the share button above just went nowhere for months now. I should have removed it some time back but it was just never a high priority.

There are some red flags for Facebook’s future even now, but they’re not coming from Google, but rather from some other competitors and/or changing behaviors of people online. Things are in constant flux.

Some might look at the list of share buttons above and see that I’m behind the times. Maybe some things never change after all!

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