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See....this is why Google+ needed to become a thing and actually popular so we wouldn't have to choose between Zuck and Musk.
/me collapses into a fetal position in a corner and cries.
Yeah.... Google+ really botched their marketing and jumped the gun. If they would have come out right after the Cambridge Analytica scandal things might have been very different.
 
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Yeah.... Google+ really botched their marketing and jumped the gun. If they would have come out right after the Cambridge Analytica scandal things might have been very different.
I never used google+. With google's regular search engine, it used to be putting a + before a word meant it was required to be in the result. Then google+ came along with their +usernames. So they changed the search to allow that and require double quotes around a single word to mean a required word. If there were quotes around a phrase it meant a required phrase. So that is what google+ meant to me, an annoyance in searching for things.
 

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I hate twitter, but do like a lot of individual users. There are a lot of good political commentators and artists who use it. If they move to threads, I'll follow them on threads. To paraphrase what someone once said about reddit: "I don't care about the platform, I'm just a content sponge. If the content creators move, I'll move."
I'll end up on twitter if someone else links to something of interest. Or a google search result directs me there. That's about the only time I'll use it.

See....this is why Google+ needed to become a thing and actually popular so we wouldn't have to choose between Zuck and Musk.
/me collapses into a fetal position in a corner and cries.
I used Google+ and liked it a lot... except their initial anti-pseudonym policy was odious, and alienated nearly everyone that I wanted to be on a social media platform with (Mostly SL folks / LGBTQ+ folks / Geek culture types and and long time PC Gamer friends).

And it was a sour pill for me too, because 'Jopsy' isn't my 'real' name despite it being more unique and 'real' to me where it counts. And I didn't want some argument online with someone to get me reported for violating their name policy, and result in getting my linked gmail account locked or shutdown.

They relented and changed their policy to be pseudonym tolerant, but it was way too little way too late. They'd already shown they didn't really get what the users really wanted, and 'fixing' it later wasn't building confidence. They also never really figured out how to monetize it. Given Google's history of abandoning experiments the moment they start seeming useful, but not profitable... made google+ feel like a dead shopping mall that never really fully opened.
 

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Google+ also didn't have an API for the longest time. When meant all the social i fluencer blogger types at the time couldn't automate their workflor and just crosspost everything with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc.
 

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Thank you! One more reason to NEVER EVER OWN A CELLPHONE.

I keep saying the more you insist the more I resist.


 

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A smartphone is very useful as a route planner with Google maps and when on a trip or vacation.
At home, I only use my smartphone to check the glucose levels in my blood, as alarm clock and as phone.
 

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A smartphone is very useful as a route planner with Google maps and when on a trip or vacation.
Except for that time I was using it to find a hotel in Des Moines and it kept pointing me to a parking lot in WEST Des Moines. Who knew they had two cities? :)
 
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Except for that time I was using it to find a hotel in Des Moines and it kept pointing me to a parking lot in WEST Des Moines. Who knew they had two cities? :)
It is only a tool. I had the same when I was looking for the smallest city in the Netherlands. Bronckhorst. I have seen half the region before I found out that there is a Bronkhorst and a Bronckhorst (with and without the c), with Bronckhorst being a part of Bronkhorst. Pffff.
Bronckhorst turned out to be beautiful, Bronkhorst is mainly farms and farmland.
 

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I've been reading printed maps/travel atlases since I was 12 years old. I don't need a cellphone, I need a map. I tend to stick with the Rand McNally maps and atlases.

I'm a good card reader as well, but they get less and less frequently updated over here and there is nothing more irritating IMHO than having to use an outdated map.
 

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I'm a good card reader as well, but they get less and less frequently updated over here and there is nothing more irritating IMHO than having to use an outdated map.
At least with outdated maps there is a chance the road construction shown on those old maps has been completed. No need to watch those "under construction" sections disappear. lol

See green dash line (hotlinking isn't allowed): https://www.pahighways.com/images/blog/paturnpike576underconstruction.jpg
 

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Google+ also didn't have an API for the longest time. When meant all the social i fluencer blogger types at the time couldn't automate their workflor and just crosspost everything with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc.
I get why that would be a problem for adoption/migration, but that particular point was very solidly in the 'benefits' column for me. ;)
 
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I get why that would be a problem for adoption/migration, but that particular point was very solidly in the 'benefits' column for me. ;)
I kind of get why they did it that way, they wanted actual user engagement and participation, but it really was needed for the types of folks who provide a steady undercurrent to keep Social Networks going.

Threads almoat has this same problem, but considering it may have been pushed out quickly to take advantage of Twitter failing, we will see.

I would rather see hashtag support on Threads first honestly.
 
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