Google+: Down but not out

When Google+ was first released 2011, I was one of the many people who followed it blindly into the new frontier. “Google is a great company,” I thought. “This digital god and ruler of Internet can do no wrong!”
But as months rolled by, the hype died down and what once appeared to be a killer app soon turned into a swift disappointment. In fact, Google+ still limps along with less social shares than even LinkedIn, despite having nearly 200 million more users. What initially granted access like an exclusive club turned out to be so exclusive that no one wanted in anymore.
However, Google+ still holds the keys to a bright future despite a rocky start and direct competition with social media powerhouse Facebook.