Oh wow... Google plus is closing indeed for realz. True I also stopped using it, and nobody else did. But similarly to when the Presto web rendering engine shut down. There is this loss in a potential alternative to a silo social network and teach people that viable options could exist, but was never true with G+.
I can't believe Google. How can they get the best people and mess up so bad over and over again. Just like their messaging solutions.