From this article: You may have heard that Google Plus, Google’s response to Facebook, is dead, dismantled or defeated, but the company has carried through on its commitment to keep it online as a connection platform. On Tuesday, Google announced a new redesign for the site. It’s not dead yet, folks.
Thanks to @westr for sharing this article. He asks: In spite of being pronounced “dead, Google continues to invest in its Google Plus. But how many social communication platforms do we really need?