Google+ is alive! But now it wants to be more like Reddit than Facebook


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Social network is focusing on communities and collections, in a bid to be less like Zuckerberg’s social network and more like sites such as Pinterest and Reddit.

We all thought Google+ was dead; Google+ is not, it turns out, dead. The search firm’s on-again-off-again obsession with building a successful social network is on, again.

Key to the new design are two aspects of Google+ that are popular among those people: communities, which let the site’s users group together around shared interests, and collections, which allows individual users to group their posts together by topic. Those features are “front and centre” in the new design.

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