Google has given us things, and Google can take things away, and in this case, Google’s Knowledge Graph cards have taken away a bit of the social aspect. This week, the Knowledge Cards, which originally displayed recent Google+ posts of a number of brands, has been discontinued.
The reason behind the removal of the Knowledge Graph cards, according to Google, is to provide more consistency. If you’re a fan of Google+ fan, don’t worry, as Google+ posts will continue to show up in the search results page, but just not in the Knowledge Graph. It was confirmed that this change officially went live last week.
Hat/tip to SEMPost.