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Social Media for Writers by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris

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Chapter 6

Google+

A Place for Discussions and Hangouts

Facebook is the go-to place for posts, images, and video in social media, but not to be outdone, Google offered an alternative in 2011. Many online tech critics predicted it might be the “Facebook Killer” at its launch, with membership skyrocketing to half a billion active users before the end of 2013. However, Google Plus (also known as G+ and Google+) has spent much of its existence attempting to develop an identity. Google spent the summer of 2015 reimagining the platform, but Google+, as is, still offers writers different ways to reach readers.

Google+, on its arrival, promised it would be a one-stop service where updates and blog posts could be posted and syndicated; photos could be ...

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