Quoting IT: Mike Elgan on Google Plus

"As a result, it’s been bizarre to see the constant stream of falsehoods and confusion about Google+, which I know to be untrue. One writer after another used to say Google+ was a “ghost town,” and in 100% of those cases the author was not circling people or engaging. They confused their own lack of activity with a general lack of activity on the network."

- Mike ElganWhat I Learned On The Way To 3 Million Google+ Circles, Cult of Android, Jan 19, 2014.