Did you ever notice that Google+ was coming up at the top of the GOOGLE search results? Now ironically, that is in the past.
Google + gave up manipulating it's value and doesn't even exist anymore. Wow!
Really? Yes, really. The Google+ that was so important and manipulated to be at the top of search results is completely gone. Google finally stopped trying to artificially inflate its importance. What else will disappear?
Google + manipulation does have an explanation from Ariane in the comments on this post (below). The reality of the past is that Google
skewed search results when you searched for yourself when you're logged into Google. This is very good to know! What else is manipulated that we don't know?
Either way, this forced me to take action years ago, but it is harder than ever to decide where to put your social media weight in the present.
So this is what I recommend getting a handle on a few social networking platforms and see what happens.
Sour grapes only leave a bad taste.
Time and the internet are always in flux. (Pun intended for you metalsmithing folks.)
Now I hide my Twitter presence until the management gets their act aligned with decency. I haven't left Twitter, but think about it.
While I admit to never feeling totally caught up, this is no time to give up.
Have you got a question or answer? I'd like to hear it.
Updated February 27, 2023.