Good bye Google+ — if you haven’t learned about Google takeout yet, maybe now is the time…
Cristian Gafton October 08, 2018 14:15
Back to Twitter! …. errhm… wait….
Back to Facebook!…. errhm… dammit!!
Rick Troth October 08, 2018 16:00
Not gonna use “Strobe” in place of G+. It’s basically goodbye Googoo.
I feel like I’m cutting off my own knows, but Google is demonstrably not in interested in long term interests of individual users. They’re a business. True, they’ve done cool stuff and they’ve hired lots of FOSS and Internet luminaries. But they’re a business with a bottom line.
Where to go? MeWe? Gab? Diaspora? These will all eventually have the same problem as Google (plus or minus).
Curtis Olson October 08, 2018 16:15
So then, see you all back on facebook??? (look for my posts hidden discretely between all the ads.)
Michael K Johnson October 08, 2018 16:23
I have successfully stayed off Facebook so far. Really not sure what I plan to do here. Actually use the Twitter handle I created solely to follow downtime in newsblur before I gave up on it and moved to this old reader? Give up and use Facebook after all? Not deciding today…
Curtis Olson October 08, 2018 16:35
My facebook is full of family and high school / college friends. I have a few techie friends that met over the years, but not all that many. So personal/family stuff and obvious jokes I post on facebook. Interesting techie stuff and extra clever jokes I tend to post here. But facebook is annoying because it is so full of ads and click-bait type ‘promoted’ content. But due to my age, everyone I care about is on facebook, and no one is really any other place. Maybe I’ll go back to mailing out real christmas letters once a year? Or just crawl back into my cave and work on something only I find interesting for the next 10 years?
Cristian Gafton October 08, 2018 16:36
I know, I know, I know!!!
LinkedIn!!! (checks security history…)
Curtis Olson October 08, 2018 16:38
Noooo!!!! linked in is 10x more annoying than facebook, and that is not easy to do!
Michael K Johnson October 08, 2018 18:04
Not sure whether pluspora.com is where I’ll end up, but I grabbed firstname.lastname@example.org for now…
Cristian Gafton October 08, 2018 18:32
Hmm…. scrappy startup getting right all the things that the hordes of engineers from Google and Facebook got wrong? Lemme dig for that bridge deed I had, I heard it is a great time to sell. :-)
Michael K Johnson October 08, 2018 18:55
I don’t think the engineers at Google have been the problem with Google+… :) And frankly engineers aren’t my beef with FB either but at least Facebook has invested in its platform which is more than you can credibly say WRT G+
AFAICT pluspora is just a diaspora pod. Last I knew of the diaspora code base, I’m not excited about running my own pod!
I have time to decide.
Michael K Johnson October 08, 2018 19:18
Mastodon’s 500-character limit makes it pretty much a non-starter for me. Friendica federates with both diaspora and mastodon, so maybe that’s interesting?
Michael K Johnson October 08, 2018 19:49
Friendica servers looks pretty sparsely populated.
Michael K Johnson October 08, 2018 20:17
at-mcdanlj-at-mastodon-dot-cloud (because thanks Google+ for obfuscating mastodon IDs‽) in case I want to use that… Try all the things?
Curtis Olson October 09, 2018 08:53
If someone did have a copy of all the 500,000+ user data here, we could just setup a work alike system and move along like not much happened … hypothetically of course.
Galen Johnson October 09, 2018 21:09
Feels a lot like “I’m going to take my ball and go home!”. I realize Google is a business but are they going to shut Google search down if they get caught with their pants down there? However, I guess it should have been obvious when the founders stopped using G+ years ago (unless that is fake news).
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