Google got my sympathy back in 2004 or something, when they were the first big player to embrace XMPP (Jabber). I used to run my own jabber server back then, and I was happy that I could communicate with people on Google talk.
Now we are about 10 years later. I don't host an own jabber server anymore. Google dumped rss. And now it dumps XMPP for its Google Talk client.
So far for open standards. I guess my usage of G+ will approach zero from now on.
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