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Lon Seidman
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I figured I'd post a farewell to Google+ on, what else, Google+ ! I am sad for its demise. It had a wonderful start and introduced some technologies (like Hangouts) that went on to live a much more fruitful life.

In the early days it was invite only and had the strength of connecting people by interests vs. relationships that may have already existed in the real world. One of the fun things were the random hangout sessions that some celebrity types would host and give viewers a chance for direct interaction.

In the end it's hard to build a social network. Facebook clearly had the larger head start and better engaged their users (for better or for worse). Google added a layer of complexity to + by having you put friends into "buckets" they called "circles." It required a little too much work to maintain. I stopped posting here when Google+ thought my YouTube posts were spam and threatened to oust me from both platforms.

Google's YouTube has turned out to be a much better social media play, likely on its way to equaling the active monthly user base of Facebook.

A shell of Google+ will remain, namely in the brand profiles that businesses create for YouTube/product listings, etc.

If we connected on + at some point over its existence give me a follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lonseidman or my YouTube channel : http://youtube.com/lonseidman
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I am hoping somebody from Google+ is monitoring this forum because I have a significant issue. I have a Google+ Page that "owns" my YouTube channel. I have multiple people working on the channel in various capacities and was told that was the only way to add that functionality. My channel was/is publishing my videos to my G+ page which seems like an obvious thing to do.

I am now getting emails and popups like the one in the attached photo from the Google+ robots saying my posts are spam and if I don't stop I am going to get sanctioned. I am concerned because this channel is how I make a good portion of my livelihood and nobody at YouTube seems to know who to contact over at G+ to resolve the situation. I am definitely not a spam site and work very hard on my content. Anyone else experiencing something similar?
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On this week's wrapup: Amazon reviewer pressured by small brands to change reviews and more:
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The WD My Cloud PR2100 / PR4100 is the first NAS to support Plex hardware transcoding:
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The Mevo is an interesting live streaming camera that simulates a multiple camera angles:
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This week on the wrapup: Amazon ends incentivized reviews, Mibox update, Plex Cloud and more:
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Is the iPhone 7 Plus worth the upgrade? Focus on the camera:
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My MiBox review is up! Thanks to @trenthoverman for loaning us the box he bought last week !
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Google OnHub routers now work with the Philips Hue lighting system: #iot :
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I attended DJI's Mavic Pro drone announcement today. Here's a first look!
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