There are a few articles making the rounds on the internet regarding Google Plus’s TOS and how it affects photographers. Their wording is rather scary and if you don’t read through the actual contract and/or simply go by what is said in these articles (not going to link to them because I feel they are wrong on quite a few levels) you probably will come away with a healthy dose of fear.
However, I am going to take the time to link to what I feel is a far better article. It’s about why the Google + contract isn’t the root of all evil and why this is all a (in relative terms) non-issue. The article which I urge everyone to read is: How I Evaluate Terms of Service for Social Media Web Sites – Google+ written by professional photographer (and avid Google + user) Jim M. Goldstein. The article is good for several reasons. Jim breaks down the contract piece by piece after also describing how to think in terms of intellectual property as a photographer (which is useful in and of itself to be quite frank).
As someone who has a contract with Getty Images and who has been enjoying an unprecedented level of positive engagement on Google + with other photographers and photography enthusiasts over the past week, I am not worried. Your mileage may vary.
You can find me on Google + here: My Google + profile. Feel free to add me if you wish. :)