Very few will probably mourn the loss of Google+. Some might be even more surprised to hear it was still in operation after all these years. Google, however, probably couldn’t be rid of it fast enough because of how it has become an albatross around its neck. It has already pushed the shutdown of the service a month in advance but even before that, it will be shutting down the APIs that apps may still be using, surprisingly. In fact, those apps and API may start failing in January, which could make Google+’s death even more inglorious than it already is.