'Google+ Is Walking Dead'

Alexia Tsotsis and Matthew Panzarino, reporting for TechCrunch:

What we’re hearing from multiple sources is that Google+ will no longer be considered a product, but a platform — essentially ending its competition with other social networks like Facebook and Twitter. [...] We’ve heard Google has not yet decided what to do with the teams not going to Android, and that Google+ is not “officially” dead, more like walking dead: “When you fire the top dog and take away all resources it is what it is.” It will take copious amounts of work for it to un-zombie, if that’s even a possibility. I say this with no snark whatsoever, but Google+ is so far off my radar that I almost forget it exists.