Like many others, I heard about the update from google only early this evening. While I do understand the dilemma at hand, I’d like to encourage Google to think about the good that’s come out of google plus.
Back in the fall of 2015, I met some amazing friends. To be honest, it was never something I saw coming. In fact, I saw it all as a game. I used to get in on a lot of debates and I’d argue with people over numerous topics. At the time it was trivial, nothing serious. Fast forward a couple months, I never thought I could develop a friendship with someone who was miles away. I began to actually care about these people I didn’t know in person. My friends can relate to that statement. Just tonight we were talking about where we would “have to relocate” to and honestly, we don’t want to! Google plus may not be the “ideal” social media site. It may not be popular. It may not be the top app on the market or on the now trending list, but because of it, many friendships were formed. Real friendships. These are the kind you may not find on an everyday basis. I have many people in my life. However, I wouldn’t trade my long distance friends for anything. I’ve learned to be a better friend, to fight more for my group, to care about people I don’t know, and to be more compassionate and loving.
No matter the distance, true friendships don’t fall apart. They don’t crumble because an app gets taken down or a glitch takes place. It’s more than understandable. However, it’s the memory that’s held there. It’s that remembrance of where everything took place. For those of us with friendships, that’s the beginning. I want google plus to go on as a token of remembrance for the friendships I’ve made, but also as a way for others to meet people. I’ve noticed that on google plus, people are sincere and honest. It’s different from Instagram and Facebook. No offense to them. I personally enjoy both apps, but there’s a unique touch to google plus, one that I believe can’t truly be replicated.
If Google will continue forward to shut down google plus, I propose they make another app. It doesn’t have to be called google plus, but it’s an alternative solution for those of us who still want to continue on. I think I speak for many people when I say we appreciate this app and we love it. It’s kinda like a virtual home. Once you find your place, you never want to leave.
Please look at this from the people’s perspective. There’s numerous social apps we could engage ourselves in, yet we chose google plus.
It’s that special to us.