The Great Google+ Exodus

I am irritated. The news says that Google+ was a failure, even though many of us prefer it. I suppose that if you place it up against Facebook, then everything is a failure. I happened to LOVE G+, and this whole Data Breach thing is garbage. I don't know about you, but whatever the mean ol' hackers got it wasn't anything that they couldn't get from polite conversation. No credit card numbers, nothing to help anybody steal our identities.

Whatever. Nothing that we can do about it, right? It does make me question the integrity of Google itself. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of time invested here! Is Blogger itself in trouble?

Needless to say, I am abandoning the G+ network. I see no point posting to a social network that has no future. I noticed that most of my contacts and folks I follow are going to MeWe, so I went too.

It makes me miss G+. I really liked the interface, MeWe is modelled after Facebook, but at least they won't conduct psychological experiments on us or block our feeds if do something crazy, such as going vegan or whatever.

Like G+ we aren't inundated with ads. You get only what you sign up for which makes it a winner in my book!

What this means for blogger, your guess is as good as mine. Many bloggers had linked their's up to G+, but I never did as it made all of the comments posted on this blog prior to G+ turn invisible.

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svolpe said...

Just out of curiosity did you ever consider diaspora? I've just now looked into it and like the fact that its 100% opensource so probably no chance of it going away.

Randy said...

No need to rush to judgement for a new platform. I'm trying to lobby G+ to fix to make it possible to export our data in a form that other platforms can import it, and there can be some continuity of memory.

There are so many alternatives, and we have time to sort out which one(s) will work best for our communities.

Give the platform companies a chance to respond to the unexpected notice - we've got 10 months to decide.

RipperX said...

Thanks guys! I did look into other possibilities, but MeWe seems to be the winner as far as most are concerned. It's not a bad network! But, there is a learning curve. :)

As far as G+ is concerned, I learned long ago that all of this is temporary data. We are all just one harddrive crash away from starting over, but when we do that it kind of fine tunes what we were doing in the first place so it's not all bad.

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