Google Plus may have been dismantled earlier this year, but a new tweet from the service’s Twitter account suggests there’s more to come. Google+ Nearly four years after it created a Twitter account, Google Plus has finally sent out its first tweet. News of the Google Plus split wasn’t a surprise to many who used it and those who followed it.
Nearly four years after it created a Twitter account, Google Plus has finally sent out its first tweet.
According to its Twitter profile, the sluggish social network created an account (@GooglePlus) in July 2011 but just tweeted on Friday the following:
It’s peculiar timing on Google Plus’s part, not just because Google Plus launched in June 2011 (read: a long, long time ago) but also because Google said in March it would dismantle the service into two separate products: streams and photos.
Last October, Google claimed the social network had 300 million monthly active users, but an April report from digital marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting indicates there are potentially far fewer people who regularly putz around Google Plus, just 111 million, in fact. Put alongside Facebook’s 1.44 billion-strong user base and even Twitter’s 302 million, that’s a drop in the bucket. Read more…