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Google+ and What Happened

First of all lets get started on what Google+ was…


Google+, sometimes pronounced as Google Plus, G+, or G-Plus, was an Internet-based social network owned and operated by Google Inc.. The network was launched on June 28, 2011 which replaced Google Buzz in the attempt to challenge other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Myspace, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Vimeo and it was designed to link Google’s products like Blogger and YouTube. However, these competitive plans by Google via Google Wave (2009–2010), Google Buzz (2010–2011) and Google+ (Non-G-Suite version) (2011–2019) were never successful and were completely shut down as a result.

The service, Google’s fourth foray into social networking, experienced strong growth in its initial years, although usage statistics have varied, depending on how the service was defined. Three Google executives oversaw the service, which underwent substantial changes that led to a redesign in November 2015.

Due to low user engagement and disclosed software design flaws that potentially allowed outside developers access to personal information of its users, the Google+ developer API was discontinued on March 7, 2019 and Google+ was shut down for business use and consumers on April 2, 2019. It is still in use as Google+ for Enterprise for internal corporate social networks who are users of G-Suite.


Google+ appears to have been performing badly as Google took the decision in late 2018 to close Google+ down for consumers, see below

On October 8, 2018, Google announced it would be ending the consumer version of Google+ in August 2019, later changing that date to April 2, 2019. The company cited low user engagement and difficulties in “creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers’ expectations”, noting that 90% of user sessions on the service lasted less than five seconds. It also acknowledged a design flaw in an API that could expose private user data. Google said it found no evidence that “any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API” or that “any Profile data was misused.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, the data exposure was discovered in the spring of 2018, and was not reported by the company because of fears of increased regulatory scrutiny. The newspaper said that “the move effectively puts the final nail in the coffin of a product that was launched in 2011 to challenge Facebook, and is widely seen as one of Google’s biggest failures.”

On December 10, 2018, Google reported that a subsequent Google+ API update exposed customer data for six days before being discovered, again saying there was no evidence of any breach. The bug allowed outside developers access to personal information of users. Over 52.5 million users were affected. The company moved the service’s shutdown date to April 2019 and said it would “sunset all Google+ APIs in the next 90 days.”

Google says that Google+ will still be open for G Suite users.


We hope you understand more about the shutdown of Google+.

Google And Blogger

As you may know already, blogger is a free blogging platform which is owned by Google, but what do actually know about the platform? If you’re like us, not much…. So lets try and explain.


Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. The blogs are hosted by Google and generally accessed from a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be served from a custom domain owned by the user (like www.example.com) by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google’s servers. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.

Up until May 1, 2010, Blogger also allowed users to publish blogs to their own web hosting server, via FTP. All such blogs had to be changed to either use a blogspot.com subdomain, or point their own domain to Google’s servers through DNS.

As you may know, even after reading this, well not much is know.

Facebook Live And Verification

As we all know many disturbing things have been seen live using Facebook, such as murders and if you search “Is there verification needed to use Facebook Live?” many of the answers are the same and state that only people with verified Facebook pages can use the service, but as I just found out this answer isn’t actually true as many people can use Facebook Live without issue on their Facebook account, so why isn’t there enforced verification needed to use Facebook Live services first? Surely the answer to many of the questions like “how can murders be shown live using Facebook” is because NO verification is actually needed to use Facebook live, surely verification like official government ID can be added so that people whom have gone through the verification process successfully can use the services which would in most if not all cases would make Facebook live a sought after and more safe service to use? Today 31/03/2019 Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook has too much power and that government’s need to step in to help, but wouldn’t Facebook making a start on this make government want to and be happy to assist? Facebook need to take the first steps to tackle the surge of violence being shown through their platform.

By-Passing Website Blocks

We all know what it’s like when your at work or college and you get 5 minutes free, thinking you can quickly check social media but they’ve been blocked by college or work… Its bad, and your thinking to yourself well I’ve not got anything to do right at this minute so why can’t I check my Facebook, right? Well no longer, follow the quick and simple instructions to by-pass the blocks put in place.


  1. Open a new tab and go to KProxy.
  2. Type the website address you want into KProxy, so Facebook.com (For example).
  3. Enter your login details.
  4. Enjoy using social media, by-passing all blocks.

Its that easy, but the organisation wishes it wasn’t!

Enjoy 🙂

ReactJS and Behind It

ReactJS is a JavaScript library language created partly by Facebook for building user interfaces. It is maintained by  developers at Facebook and a community of individual developers and companies globally. React is not very well heard of however, some of the websites it is used on are. We’ll tell you a bit about ReactJS below…

React was created by Jordan Walke, a software engineer at Facebook who was influenced by XHP, a HTML component framework for PHP. It was first deployed on Facebook’s newsfeed in 2011 and later on Instagram.com in 2012. It was open-sourced at JSConf US in May 2013.

React Native, which enables native Android, iOS, and UWP development with React, was announced at Facebook’s React.js Conf in February 2015 and open-sourced in March 2015.

On April 18, 2017, Facebook announced React Fiber, a new core algorithm of React framework library for building user interfaces. React Fiber was to become the foundation of any future improvements and feature development of the React framework.

Although initially released in 2013, ReactJS is not well known to you unless you are a software developer.


We hope this helps 🙂

What Is Facebook Pixel?

Most of us have heard and read about Facebook Pixel but not many of us know what it is, so find out below!


Facebook Pixel is a code you place on your website that tracks conversions from Facebook Ads, you can use Facebook Pixel to make the most out of your Facebook Ads services and your budget.

Facebook Pixel  works by placing and triggering cookies to track users as they interact with your website and your Facebook Ads services.

Facebook pixel tracking can be used to collect data on two different kinds of events

  • A set of nine standard events that Facebook has predefined
  • Custom conversions that you set up yourself.

You VS Facebook

We’ve all heard about the Facebook Data Scandal over the last week or so, but what actually happens with the data stored by the social media giant?

Facebook says that when you delete say a photo, that it also gets deleted off their servers too… But a lot of people disagree, in fact a lot of people say that even when you delete something yourself that it will disappear from your personal view but that the deleted content still exists deep inside the Facebook servers and that it stays there not just for weeks or months but it stays there for years.

A lot of people also say that Facebook knows more about you than your mother or wife, because it gains data about you over years meaning it learns a lot about you in time! See Facebook actually gains information about you off the device you are using including your mobile phone, so it will take a look in your mobile phone contacts to put you in touch with friends and family that are using Facebook too.

You can see just how much data Facebook has on you by downloading it, so below we’ll give you the steps to download YOUR data –

  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Click the drop down next to the ? at the top near notifications
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Click Download a copy of your Facebook data
  5. Then click Start My Archive
  6. Enter your Facebook password
  7. Click Submit

You may have to wait for some time but then you will see everything that Facebook has and knows about you.